Season 6: Episode 1: Ruth Simpson

Season 6: Episode 1: Ruth Simpson

Season 6: Episode 1: Ruth Simpson

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive - October 24, 2019 - 26:15

There’s a war on out there. That was Ruth Simpson’s Stonewall takeaway—and she was ready to fight. But when Ruth pushed the NY chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis to be more political, the FBI and the police took note.Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

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