BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A lesbian activist who took part in the 1969 Stonewall riots died on May 24.
The Associated Press reported that Stormé DeLarverie died at a Brooklyn nursing home. She was 93.
The AP noted DeLarverie, who was born to a black mother and a white father in New Orleans in 1920, was a member of a traveling drag troupe in the 1950s who performed while dressed as a man. She was among those who fought against members of the New York Police Department during a raid on the Greenwich Village bar in June 1969 that became a watershed moment in the modern LGBT rights movement.
DeLarverie’s funeral was scheduled to take place on Thursday.