Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
At STAR House, Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson created a sanctuary for houseless trans girls in the 1970s. Today, Mariah Lopez hopes to uphold their legacy.
When women don't visibly scan as transgender, it can feel affirming, dangerous, and totally unremarkable, all at once.
One in eight trans women have done sex work as a source of income; one in five, for food or shelter. Some of us have looked for real human connection there, too.
Just a few months after opening, the shaky existence of the National Museum of Law Enforcement suggests that the one-topic museum may exist in a country disinterested in its message.
"Heterosexuality is bad," and other thoughts from a rising-star writer poking holes in how we talk about power, transgender identity, and what to do after you tell the truth.
In the film 'Happy Birthday, Marsha!' Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel use the little archival information we have about Marsha P. Johnson to construct a story about the LGBTQ activist who helped kick off the Stonewall Riots.