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DePaul dinner honors trans icons Johnson, Rivera
2019-05-08

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On April 24, DePaul University students and faculty attended the Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera Dinner Gala to commemorate the trans icons who two of the influential figures of the Stonewall riots, The DePaulia reported.

Mycall Riley, head of the LGBTQIA Resource Center and organizer of the event, said the event was "a commemoration of the two activists and other trans and non-binary folks that often get ignored by mainstream media." Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of the LGBT news source The Advocate, was the keynote speaker.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots—the event that is considered the starting point of the LGBTQ+-rights movement.

The DePaulia item is at depauliaonline.com/41027/news/dinner-gala-at-depaul-highlights-overlooked-lgbtq-social-justice-advocates/ .


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