Marsha P. Johnson ©Diana Davies/ Courtesy New York Public Library
Sylvia Ramirez (AKA Silvia Rivera). ©Rich Wandel/LGBT Community Center National History Archive/Courtesy New York Public Library
Stormé DeLarverie ©Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times/Redux
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. Happy Pride!