Episode 4

Sylvia Rivera & the Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries

Published on: 17th October, 2023

Sylvia Rivera helped get legal protections for LGBT people and founded the first shelter for homeless trans youth in North America, all while coping with homelessness and drug addiction herself. Rachel leads a discussion of Sylvia's extraordinary life and legacy.

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Kickass Queers
An LGBTQ+ history podcast.
The fascinating, true stories and achievements of trailblazers and innovators who also happened to be lesbian, gay, bi, trans, gender-nonconforming or otherwise queer people. An at turns hilarious, touching and enlightening exploration of our shared humanity.
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Larry Womack

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Larry Womack is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in publications as diverse as The Independent (UK), Yahoo! News (US), Aftenposten Innsikt (Norway), and others. According to The Washington Post, he wrote the most-engaged news story on Facebook of the 2016 election cycle. His credits as editor includes a tenure at HuffPost, among others.

Rachel Stuart

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Rachel Stuart is a Communication Studies faculty member in the Seattle area. Her area of focus in Communication centers on Critical Intercultural Communication and New Communication Technologies. Her research has examined how members of the LGBTQIAAP+ community use the Internet and social media to negotiate identity, create community, and build social support.