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William Dorsey Swann Was a Former Slave, a Badass LGBTQ Activist and the First Documented Drag Queen

Born into slavery in 1860, William Dorsey Swann, known affectionately as “the Queen,” was possibly the very first drag queen, and a pioneer when it came to LGBTQ rights and activism. Having lived through “slavery, the Civil War, racism, police surveillance, torture behind bars, and many other injustices,” Swann held[…]

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Business
INTERVIEW: The Fight To End Modern Slavery Worldwide

While many Americans think slavery ended with the Civil War, unfortunately that’s not true. Luckily, there’s Free The Slaves, an organization dedicating to righting that incredible wrong.

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4 Reasons Harriet Tubman On $20 Bills Is A Big Friggin’ Deal

We’re happy that Harriet Tubman will soon be gracing our $20 bills, but here’s 4 other reasons we’re excited

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Books
Morning News Round-Up: Caitlyn Jenner Porn, Slavery Video Game And More

Someone made a Caitlyn Jenner parody porno, a video game with ‘Slave Tetris’, a list of Ferguson police failures, an encouraging PreP study and much more!

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