Seven Oft-Overlooked Queer Activists

Pride season, as Them says, oftentimes doubles as queer history month. While many people are aware of significant names like Harvey Milk, Martha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, there are countless lesser-known individuals who played (and continue to play) vital roles in fighting for rights, representation and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs to Harry Hay and Victoria Cruz, Them has created …

Pride Style 2019

Real support for the LGBTQ+ community through clothing and accessories from brands that give back

It’s one thing to wave a rainbow flag one Sunday in June, and quite another to advocate for the LGBTQ+ community all year, ever year. And, while more and more brands are getting on board with Pride, few are actually giving back to the communities they claim to be supporting. This year, as with previous ones, it’s vital not to let Pride be reduced to …

LGBTQ+ Activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera to Get NYC Monument

A statue planned for Greenwich Village’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will honor Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, activists and icons of the LGBTQ+ community. The pair co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, an organization that offered support for homeless drag queens, gay youth and trans people. And, as legend has it, Rivera threw the first bottle during the Stonewall riots. Rivera and Johnson, both drag queens …