"Sylvia (Ray) Rivera, a drag queen who was seventeen on the night of the riots and has since become something of a Rosa Parks figure for the gay rights movement.."
The reason that I picked Sylvia is because her profile to me has been the most interesting one so far. The reason that she impacted me so much is because she really opened my eyes to how cruel we as a society can be to other humans just because they are different. With Sylvia's profile she really made me think of the question of why do we care? As a society why are we getting so involved in someone's life, that we are trying to tell them what to do. I believe that it is not our business what other people are doing. As long as it is not affecting society then it should not be an issue. When the drag queens were going to clubs and bars as long as they were not causing chaos then why did the police always feel the need that they had to go in and shoo the drag queens away?
This applies to our culture today because gay marriage has become a very heated topic now in politics. It has been mentioned many times by the president there have been multiple court cases done on this topic. I found an article that the Huffington Post had done on Obama and gay marriage. The article basically said that Obama has no problem with gay marriage and actually endorses it. The president of the united states does not have an issue with it, so why should we?