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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Justin Adkins

On Saturday, October 1st, Occupy Wall Street NYC protestors set out to march on the Brooklyn Bridge, an action that resulted in a tense showdown between protestors and the NYPD, resulting in 700 arrests. There has been much dispute over the involvement of police who were said to have “escorted” protestors halfway over the bridge, […]

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Badass Ladies of History: Sylvia Rivera

In honor of New York’s upcoming Pride parade this weekend, I wanted to highlight a real badass woman whose tireless work has often been pushed to the side in queer and activist history: Sylvia Rivera.