studlifemovie:Stormé DeLarverie (1920 – 2014) the Black #butch…

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Stormé DeLarverie (1920 – 2014) the Black #butch #lesbian who was rumoured to have kicked off and started the #Stonewall riots. She was reported to have shouted “Why don’t you guys do something?” as she was manhandled into the police wagon handcuffed and this sparked the fight back. In the 1950s and 60’s she was a drag king performer in the Jewel Box revue. Michelle Parkerson made a documentary about her called  Stormé: The Lady of the Jewel Box. photo Diane Arbus