Entertainment

Ivory Aquino on Playing Trans Pioneer Cecilia Chung in “When We Rise”

Among some of the more familiar faces on ABC’s “When We Rise” are some uber-talented newcomers that go toe-to-toe with heavyweights like Mary-Louise Parker, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell. Ivory Aquino has had a successful career in live theater, but her role as real-life trans activist Cecilia Chung in the LGBTQ history-themed mini-series will introduce viewers to …

Queer Women History Forgot: Rita Hester

For Women’s History Month, GO is celebrating LGBTQ women we wish we could have learned about in high school history class.  Rita Hester was a beloved Bostonian, a 34-year-old Black trans woman who Reverand Irene Monroe said “everybody knew … especially in the trans community and in the African-American LGBTQ communities.” A musician, dancer and drag …