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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, [...]

Emma Tenayuca: The Depression-Era Union Organizer Who Became “La Pasionaria de Texas”

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Emma Tenayuca: The Depression-Era Union Organizer Who Became “La Pasionaria de Texas”

“I was arrested a number of times. I don't think that I felt exactly fearful. I never thought in terms of fear. I thought in terms of justice.” These words, spoken by Mexican-American labor activist Emma Tenayuca in a 1983 interview with the Texas Observer, capture the tenacious spirit of the [...]

Rosa Salazar and Angelique Cabral Debut Trailer for New Animated Series ‘Undone’

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Rosa Salazar and Angelique Cabral Debut Trailer for New Animated Series ‘Undone’

Rosa Salazar and Angelique Cabral are lending their voices to the new animated series Undone, and Amazon has just released the first trailer. The half hour drama series tells the story of Alma Winograd-Diaz (Salazar) and her complex journey to unlock her past and solve the mystery of her father Jacob's death. [...]