Season 4: Episode 6: Stella Rush ("Sten Russell")




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Summary: “I’m a bisexual ki-ki s.o.b butch-femme.” Stella Rush railed against rules and binaries: butch/femme, gay/straight. Fighting for social survival, and wielding a pen, Stella (aka Sten Russell) carved out a place for herself on ONE magazine’s mostly-male 1950s masthead and on the pages of The Ladder. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.