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Vaginal Davis: Genderqueer Godmother of the Queercore Movement

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Vaginal Davis: Genderqueer Godmother of the Queercore Movement

Since the late 1970s, genderqueer artist, filmmaker, performer, and curator Vaginal Davis has indelibly shaped the underground art and music scenes through “low-cost, high impact” genres of club performances, queer zines, and experimental film and video productions. Through her art, Davis has sought to disrupt and question the social norms [...]

Compton’s Cafeteria Riot: The Trans-led Uprising Before Stonewall & The Latina Who Upheld Its Legacy

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Compton’s Cafeteria Riot: The Trans-led Uprising Before Stonewall & The Latina Who Upheld Its Legacy

One hot night in August 1966, three years before the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village would inaugurate New York’s annual Pride marches, a group of trans women, hustlers, and drag queens staged an uprising of their own at the Gene Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Historian Susan Stryker [...]

“La Chinita de Jinotepe”: Arlen Siu’s Life as a Poet and Revolutionary

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“La Chinita de Jinotepe”: Arlen Siu’s Life as a Poet and Revolutionary

Cuando en una noche de Verano, Yo en vuelo de un avión, cruzando el cielo del (Polo Norte, Para dirigirme al Lejano Oriente… En un sueño te vi… Tu cuerpo manchado de sangre!!! Y tu bello cabello negro, largo, estaba cortado!!! Sentada en una Flor de Loto subiendo al cielo, [...]

Op-Ed: On the Freedom to Thrive

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Op-Ed: On the Freedom to Thrive

Ten-year-old Wilton and his mother Meylin fled their home in Nicaragua seeking freedom and safety in the United States after enduring years of domestic abuse. When they finally arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border, where Meylin hoped to reunite with relatives and start a new life away from danger, immigration officials [...]

“The Empress is a Man”: The Drag Royalty of José Julio Sarria

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“The Empress is a Man”: The Drag Royalty of José Julio Sarria

“There’s nothing wrong in playing dress-up. We have men who have waited, we have women who have waited until they’ve been almost dead to think about dressing up. I did not have that much time, I dressed.” –José Sarria, 1997 The biography of political activist and legendary drag artist José [...]

WATCH: Laurie Hernandez Addresses Mental Health in Latinx Communities

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WATCH: Laurie Hernandez Addresses Mental Health in Latinx Communities

Nike knows that mental health is as essential as physical health, particularly when it comes to an athlete’s ability to realize their fullest potential in both sport and life. That’s why Nike partnered with Crisis Text Line, a support line that provides free, 24/7 counseling via text messaging for individuals [...]