Steven Thrasher

Reporter for The Village Voice

Steven Thrasher appears in the following:

NYPD: No Peace on Earth, No Goodwill Toward All

Monday, December 22, 2014

Beyond the headline of a ruthless cop killing lies inflamed rhetoric that rocks a city.

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Michael Johnson was Sexually Reckless, But Is He a Criminal?

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

steven-thrasherBuzzfeed contributor Steven Thrasher tells the story of how a college wrestler in Missouri named Michael Johnson—whose online name was Tiger Mandingo—was charged for “recklessly infect[ing] another with HIV,” a felony. Thrasher’s article “How College Wrestling Star "Tiger Mandingo" Became An HIV Scapegoat” appeared on Buzzfeed in July 7. 

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On the Chick-Fil-A Backlash

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Village Voice writer Steven Thrasher discusses the Chick-Fil-A boycott and what local politicians have said in response to the news that the company's CEO is against gay marriage.

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Most Powerless New Yorkers

Monday, January 16, 2012

Steven Thrasher, staff writer for the Village Voice, goes through his list of the 100 most powerless New Yorkers, featured in the Village Voice

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Gay Today

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Anthony Woods, former U.S. Army Captain and Iraq war veteran, dismissed under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and Steven Thrasher, staff writer for the Village Voice and recipient of a 2010 New York Anti-Violence Project Courage Award, discuss being gay in 2010.

We Ask, You Tell: Is 2010 a good time, or a bad time, to be gay?

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The Real American Lives of Immigrants in Reagan's 1986 Amnesty

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Arizona continues to attract the spotlight in the fiery immigration debate for taking a tough, conservative stance against undocumented immigrants. Their new law is the far end of the spectrum from more liberal reform proposals, like amnesty. It was, however, a conservative hero, President Ronald Reagan, who signed the last amnesty into law in 1986. 

Three million illegal immigrants were permitted to set roots and build lives in America on the books after the Simpson-Mazzoli Act granted them a path to citizenship while making hiring an undocumented worker a crime. So what happened to those three million? How did their lives unfold after an act of congress and the stroke of a pen protected their presence on our soil?