New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, is one of the nation’s fiercest protectors of LGBT rights and a powerful ally for trans equality. In an op-ed for The Advocate last September he spoke about why a national monument honoring the Stonewall uprising is imperative, and he specifically cited the legacy of trans activists like Marsha P. Johnson in his remarks, saying, “Far too many times the story of Stonewall has omitted minorities, lesbians, and transgender people, many of whom were key actors in the rebellion and the early LGBT civil rights movement. It is vital that we preserve, protect, and retell this history in its entirety, honoring all of the brave men and women who stood up for their rights.”

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