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Stormé DeLarverie according to many eyewitnesses is the spark that ignited the Stonewall Riots because she was the first person to fight back against the police during the raid. DeLarverie is known as a gay civil rights icon and entertainer. DeLarverie toured the black theater circuit as the MC (and only drag king) of the Jewel Box Revue, North America's first racially integrated drag revue. She is also considered to have been an influence on gender-nonconforming women's fashion decades before unisex styles became accepted.
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