Steven Thrasher

Reporter for The Village Voice

Steven Thrasher appears in the following:

Please Explain: HIV/AIDS Activism in the United States

Friday, March 30, 2018

HIV/AIDS activists and writers discuss the legacy of AIDS activism in the U.S.


In Free Speech Debates, LGBTQ and People Of Color At Risk

Friday, June 09, 2017

White conservatives are upset about free speech, but feminists and people of color are the most at risk.


Larry Wilmore and the N-Word at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Monday, May 02, 2016

The White House has defended the comedian, saying his sentiments of racial progress "came from a genuine place."

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The Media Skirmish in Missouri Isn’t About the Media. It’s About Race.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Student protesters at the University of Missouri blocked media access in a confrontation caught on video. A reporter reflects on why the movement is keeping the press at arm's length.

Protests in Baltimore and Beyond

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Protests about the death of Freddie Gray spread to other cities last night. We’ll look at the protests and unrest in Baltimore with Steven Thrasher, writer at large for The Guardian US.

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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 “r...

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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?