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Bonus: From the Vault: Sylvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson, 1970

December 27, 2019
In 1970, a young radio reporter recorded an interview with Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and other members of the newly formed...

Season 6: Episode 5: Damien Martin

December 19, 2019
Damien Martin grew up in foster care and on the streets of Philadelphia, so he knew all too well about the needs of vulnerable youth. In...

Season 6: Episode 4: Nancy Walker

December 5, 2019
In 1976 Nancy Walker joined the Gay Community News, an influential Boston-based weekly paper. She was in her 40s, an outspoken New...

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Bonus: From the Vault: Sylvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson, 1970

December 27, 2019
In 1970, a young radio reporter recorded an interview with Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and other members of the newly formed...

Season 6: Episode 5: Damien Martin

December 19, 2019
Damien Martin grew up in foster care and on the streets of Philadelphia, so he knew all too well about the needs of vulnerable youth. In...

Season 6: Episode 4: Nancy Walker

December 5, 2019
In 1976 Nancy Walker joined the Gay Community News, an influential Boston-based weekly paper. She was in her 40s, an outspoken New...

Season 6: Episode 3: Barbara Smith

November 21, 2019
For nearly half a century, Barbara Smith has been speaking truth to power—as a woman against misogyny, as an African American against...

Season 6: Episode 2: Vernon E. "Copy" Berg III

November 7, 2019
In 1975, long before “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Navy asked, and Officer Copy Berg told: “Yes, I am gay.” When Copy chose to challenge...

Season 6: Episode 1: Ruth Simpson

October 24, 2019
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...