Wednesday, April 23, 2014
"I didn't mean to be openly gay in the industry; it just kind of happened. I have trouble with holding things back, or trying to hide things that I don't feel like I should have to. Regarding the industry, I think sometimes people are quick to label you, and it's sad that it's like that. In this day and age, as much ground that we've seen breaking when it comes to equal rights, I feel in some cases [discrimination exists]. I know there are plenty of photographers who won't shoot gay models, and I think it's sad because they're passing on models who are truly talented and have a great gift."
"The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything."
JAMES DEAN and SAL MINEO
"Las arrugas del espíritu nos hacen más viejos que las de la cara. "
MICHEL EYQUEM DE LA MONTAIGNE
In the early 1970’s Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson co-founded S.T.A.R., Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, an organization designed to achieve rights for her community, and provide social services to this largely ignored and stigmatized group. For a short while she and Marsha P. Johnson ran S.T.A.R. House which provided shelter for homeless young street queens. Lack of funds and problems with the certificate of occupancy for S.T.A.R. House, forced the abandonment of the venture at that time, but Rivera never lost the dream of creating a supportive and safe living space for young transgender people.