How women and queer people helped topple Puerto Rico’s corrupt govern­ment

Puerto Rico’s feminist and queer-led protests and the subsequent ousting of Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Chief Financial Officer Christian Sobrino have demonstrated the power of oppressed groups in orchestrating significant change.

The demonstrations in San Juan act as a timely reminder for queer communities not to lose sight of the need to protest, especially in months following the most corporatised and ‘pinkwashed’ Pride celebrations in history.

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