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 Topic: Sylvia Rivera at the Stonewall Riots

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Posted: 4 Jan 2005, 3:20 pm    Post subject: Sylvia Rivera at the Stonewall Riots Reply with quote

Transgender activist Sylvia Rivera's presence at the Stonewall Riots has long been taken for granted. Martin Duberman's "Stonewall" features Rivera as one of his book's six "protagonists"; and this encyclopedia mentions Rivera's participation in the Riots. But David Carter's recently-published "Stonewall" has no mention of Rivera. In his defense, Carter argues that none of his sources - written or oral - could place Rivera at the scene of the Riots. Is Carter correct? In most other ways, Carter's books is rightly considered to be the definite history of the Stonewall Riots.
Jesse G. Monteagudo
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