In 1970, Sylvia Rivera and another veteran of the Stonewall Riots, Marsha P. Johnson, established STAR - Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. Their primary goal was to help kids on the street find food, clothing, and a place to live. They opened STAR House, an overtly politicized version of the “house” culture that already characterized Black and Latino queer kinship networks, where dozens of transgender youth could count on a free and safe place to sleep. Their goal was to educate and protect the younger people who were coming into the life they themselves led - they even envisioned establishing a school for kids who’d never learned to read or write because their formal education was interrupted by discrimination and bullying. Some STAR members, particularly Rivera, were also active in the Young Lords, a revolutionary Puerto Rican youth organization. One of the first times the STAR banner was flown in public was at a mass demonstration against police repression organized by the Young Lords in East Harlem in 1970, in which STAR participated as a group.
— Susan Stryker, Transgender History (via snivellinglittle-ratfacedgit)