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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 [...]

Ana Livia Cordero: Physician, Transnational Activist, Decolonial Revolutionary

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Ana Livia Cordero: Physician, Transnational Activist, Decolonial Revolutionary

On August 25, 1964, following his return from his second tour of Africa, Malcolm X received a warmly written letter from Accra, Ghana, sending well wishes to the leader of the Black Power movement and his family. The type-written letter, signed “Ana Livia,” was not merely a social call from [...]

“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 [...]