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Roma Guy

Roma Guy is known for her work in advocating for LGBTQ+ and omen’s rights and healthcare access and co-founding San Francisco’s Women’s Building.

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera were pioneering transgender activists, advocating tirelessly for the rights and visibility of transgender people.

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP, organizations that played crucial roles in advocating for people with HIV/AIDS.

Therese M. Stewart

Judge Therese Stewart is a pioneering legal figure who played a key role in the legal battles for marriage equality in California.

William Dorsey Swann

William Dorsey Swann was an African American queer activist and former slave who became the first known drag queen in the United States.

Roberta Achtenberg

Roberta Achtenberg is a politician and civil rights advocate who became the first openly lesbian federal appointee confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Mark Leno

Mark Leno made history as the first openly gay man elected to the California State Senate, where he championed causes including LGBTQ+ rights.

Cleve Jones

Activist Cleve Jones has made many contributions to the gay rights movement, including conceiving the idea for the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Javier Gomez

Queer activist Javier Gomez organized his high school classmates to protest a piece of homophobic legislation in Florida.

Olivia Julianna

Olivia Julianna is a political strategist with a youth-led nonprofit that uses social media to educate, agitate, and raise funds for progressive causes.

Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde confronted injustice through her art and poetry, which tackled such subjects as racism, sexism, classism and homophobia. 

James Baldwin

James Baldwin was a writer and social critic whose work explored intricate issues of race, sexuality, and identity in mid-20th century America.

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