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LGBTQI trailblazers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will be receiving a monument near New York's Stonewall Inn, where patrons rioted against police in June 1969 for civil rights, the city of New York announced Thursday.
“Both Marsha and Sylvia were a significant part of the Stonewall era, when the queer community came out of the shadows and became way more visible and vocal," NewNowNext.com columnist Michael Musto told InsideEdition.com of the decision to erect the monument. "The sculpture in their honor is long deserved and a great testament to their uniqueness and accomplishments."
Activist Victoria Cruz echoed his remarks.
“It is about time! It makes me feel really good that these people are being honored for the grassroots effort in gay liberation," she said. "It is about time our community is acknowledging them."
The statues will be part of the city’s #SheBuilt initiative, honoring women who have made an impact in the history of New York.
“We need more women statues around New York City,” Duane added.
originally posted by: BoscoMoney
Might be good place to take a p!ss in that hole they call NYC.
"It’s not that what it means to be transgender has changed in any meaningful way as much as it is that being transgender is no longer being called a ‘disorder’ but is instead being called a ‘condition,’ one that might require medical intervention but is not inherently pathological. The WHO said it best, “Gender incongruence, meanwhile, has also been moved out of mental disorders in the ICD, into sexual health conditions. The rationale being that while evidence is now clear that it is not a mental disorder, and indeed classifying it in this can cause enormous stigma for people who are transgender, there remain significant health care needs that can best be met if the condition is coded under the ICD.”