From the article “Pride Marches From 1969 to Present in 15 Unearthed Images” by Shawn Waldron and Bob Ahern for the Advocate:

Protests in the 1990s frequently focused on the increasingly public issue of sexual violence and homicides of queer and trans people. Though attacks of this nature had been going on for decades, the murders of Brandon Teena in 1993 and Matthew Shepard in 1998 increased the public awareness of and against homophobic crime. This image from the 1995 Pride is also featured in the book The Gender Frontier by Mariette Pathy Allen, an artist who has been photographing the transgender community for more than three decades.

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