Back To The Queer Future #7: STAR Search

You wake up leant against a trash can in a dark alley, and wonder what life choices led you to this moment. Before you can fall into a deep malaise, you remember that you did not exactly choose to be thrust back decades in order to save the queer timeline, but you better dust yourself off and get out there if you’re gonna find a way to make it home.

You stumble out of the alley, onto a New York city street. A pair of women are stood nearby, puzzling over a map and conversing in frustrated tones. You immediately recognise them as Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera! Undoubtedly they have been presented with some kind of problem that only a time-travelling queer weirdo can help them solve, so you offer your assistance.

Marsha and Sylvia explain that they have been wandering around the Lower East Side trying to find an apartment building where they can set up a house for trans and queer youth experiencing homelessness, using funds raised by their activist organisation, STAR. Some fri...

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Sally does something with computers for a living. Beyond this, she enjoys making gifs, dreaming up stories, and overthinking. She lives over a river in the South of England, but her heart belongs forever to the North.

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