Marsha and Sylvia
The much under-recognised heroines of Stonewall were Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.
Johnson was an African-American transgender woman and LGBT activist, and was particularly strong on behalf of trans people of colour. Johnson was a regular at the Stonewall Inn in 1969, along with Sylvia Rivera. They were among the first to oppose the raid on the Stonewall Inn on 28 June.
Bottle against baton
Rivera allegedly threw a bottle at a police officer after being hit by his baton. This was supposedly the spark that started the riots called Stonewall Riots, which mark the beginning of the modern gay and lesbian movement. Marsha and Sylvia were among the first protagonists.
Today, 54 years later, bottles are no longer thrown, but the lesbians, gays and trans people of the HOSI Salzburg are aware of the tradition that Marsha and Sylvia founded and celebrate the Pride idea this year with a Pride Week from 27 August to 3 September, including the big Pride Parade through the city centre of Salzburg on 2 September.
Salzburg Pride 2023 will probably continue the positive development of the last three years. Never before have the social conditions in the city of Mozart been better. This year, the HOSI Salzburg wants to take the Pride Festival to the next level. With a lot of support from Salzburg's city society. The programme for 27.08.-3.09. has now been finalised. [Read more]
Salzburg's leather and fetish community has been a present part of the Salzburg Pride for years. This year, too, the men around Gernot and Herwig will ensure a clear presence. Not only at the parade and the Pride Night with DJ Ambjörn Söderberg but also at other events. [Read more]