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OTD: The Stonewall Riots Bring a Sea Change in LGBT Activism

Content warning: Homophobia. Today, despite the battle for LGBT rights and liberation being far from won, its cause seems more mainstream than it has ever been. At Pride celebrations in many countries, corporations and politicians join the marchers, keen to show themselves as allies of the movement. Given that, it is remarkable to think just […]

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Opinion

Periscope Recommends #2: BLM Edition

The Combahee River Collective Statement, 1977 The Combahee River Collective were a group of black, lesbian, feminist activists from multiple organisations in Boston during the 70s. In this statement they highlight the social space occupied by black women – pointing out that the intersections of sex (which we would now recognise as gender), sexuality, race […]