Radical Saints

A devotional calendar of saints, festivals and memorials for Radicals



September 13th – Attica Prison Rebellion

The Attica Prison Rebellion

13th September 1971

The Attica Prison Rebellion was an uprising following the killing of a prisoner who had been campaigning for better living conditions. It ended with a disproportionally violent repression from the State and Prison officers resulting in the deaths of 33 people. Continue reading “September 13th – Attica Prison Rebellion”

May 3rd – Christine Jorgensen

Christine Jorgensen

30th May 1926 – 3rd May 1989

“I gave the sexual revolution a good swift kick in the pants”

-Christine Jorgensen

Christine Jorgensen was a transgender woman who is famous for being the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery and hormone replacement treatment.

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