The post-Stonewall activist organizations:
StreetTransvestite Action Revolutionaries. (also Part III of Sylvia Rivera)
Gay Liberation Front (GLF) - New York
Gay Activists Alliance (GAA)
Gay Liberation Front (GLF) - London
See also The Five Years Following Stonewall - A New York Timeline
This is the right to treat and express our bodies as we will, to nurture, display and embellish them solely in the manner we ourselves determine independent of any external control whatsoever.
|Sylvia, right, collecting signatures.|
I want to tell you a little about a new gay group. The Gay Activists Alliance. I really want to talk to my sister queens. So girls, pay me a little mind.GAA collected over 6,000 signatures, but Greitzer refused to accept the petition. Sylvia was part of the 35-person delegation that GAA sent to confront Greitzer on the issue - to no avail.
Well, girls, many of us were waiting for a group like GAA. I knew many of us when we used to talk about the day we could get together with other gays and be heard and ask for our freedom and our rights.
John Wojtowicz, who had become well-known in gay circles after his marriage to trans woman Liz Eden, was a GAA member, although mainly for social activities, rarely for political events.
- Eric Holm. "Dog Day Afternoon, Dog day aftertaste". Jump Cut, 10-11. 1976:3-4. Online.
- Martin Duberman. Stonewall. A Plume Book, 1993: 230-4,
- David Carter. Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution. St Martin’s Griffin, 2004: 233-8, 248-9.
- Stephen L Cohen. The Gay Liberation Youth Movement in New York “An Army of Lovers Cannot Fail”. Routledge, 2008: 37-40. 107-111, 136-7
- Lillian Faderman. The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle. Simon & Shuster, 2015:.214-7
- Phillip Crawford Jr. The Mafia and the Gays. 2015: 34. 37.