Sylvia Rivera speaking at the fourth annual Christopher Street Liberation Day Rally, 1973

On June 24, 1973, during the Christopher Street Liberation Day Rally in Washington Square Park, Sylvia Rivera spoke on behalf of homeless and incarcerated members of the LGBTQ community, despite attempts to prevent her from speaking. The majority of the white cisgender crowd booed and heckled her. Footage of Sylvia Rivera 1973 Gay Pride Rally Washington Square Park NYC courtesy of the LoveTapesCollective (on Vimeo and Facebook), L.O.V.E. Collective (Lesbians Organized for Video Experience) NYC (1972-1977) Original members: Betty Brown, Delia Davis, Tracy Fitz, Barbara Jabaily, Doris (Blue) Lunden, Denise Wong, with Special Thanks to the Lesbian Herstory Archives