Sylvia Rivera

Transgender activist Sylvia Rivera is often compared to Rosa Parks. She became famous, in part, for participating in the Stonewall riots, and she spent her life campaigning bravely, stridently and vocally for the rights of gay and transgender people. Read the show notes here.

The window of the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village, May 9, 2012. Image by © KEITH BEDFORD/Reuters/Corbis