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Stonewall: Sylvia Rivera event focuses on transgender issues

Named after a Stonewall activist who fought for equality, the third annual Sylvia Rivera community event takes place June 30.

Details were still being finalized at press time, but the event will feature a panel discussion with local members of the transgender community, as well as socializing and food. 

Sylvia Rivera was a transgender woman and a veteran of the Stonewall uprising in 1969. “I’m not missing a minute of this, it’s the revolution,” Rivera is credited of saying about the riots, which followed police harassment at the Stonewall Inn, an New York City gay bar.