Stonewall Inn Riot, LGBTQ photo research and editing

A small selection of images illustration some of the black and brown trans women on the front lines of the 1969 Stonewall Inn riot in New York City - content for a social media post for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Stormé DeLarverie were three important figures in the early LGBTQ movement, who were at the Stonewall Inn the night it all started in 1969. They dedicated their lives to working for the safety, inclusion, and rights of LGBTQ people. Young, queer people of color fighting for their community changed the world then, and you can help change the world now.

black and white photo of trans and gay rights activist Marsha P. Johnson
Marsha P. Johnson ©Diana Davies/Courtesy New York Public Library

black and white photos of trans and gay rights activist Sylvia Rivera
Sylvia Rivera ©Rich Wandel/LGBT Community Center National History Archive/Courtesy New York Public Library

black and white photo of drag entertainer and gay rights activist Stormé DeLarverie
Stormé DeLarverie ©Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times/Redux