STAR Trek: Sylvia & STAR House leave the Lower East Side

Before things could get back on an even keel at STAR House, Mike Umbers evicted them.  Apparently deciding against violence, he simply called the city marshals and had Sylvia and her brood put out on the street for nonpayment of rent…But before she and her “kids” left STAR House, they destroyed all the work they had put into the place and threw the refrigerator out the back window. “That’s the type of people we are: You fuck us over, we fuck you over right back.”

from Martin Duberman’s STONEWALL

Sylvia Rivera, one of the first squatters in the Lower East Side.

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