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Green and gay:
Stephanie Hillman

Green and gay:
Stephanie Hillman


Meet a diverse group of eco-queers who honor the same guiding truth: Environmental rights are gay rights. We share one atmosphere with the world.

Stephanie Hillman, actions campaigner and trainer, Greenpeace USA

From her base in Washington, D.C., 41-year-old Stephanie Hillman trains volunteers in a broad range of protest skills, including boat driving, scaling buildings, and extreme-weather survival. She has put herself between a whale and a harpoon. She has slept outside in temperatures as low as minus-60 degrees Fahrenheit on the Alaskan Arctic Ocean to protest British Petroleum's building of the offshore oil rig Northstar, which would have executed the U.S. congressional threat to open the entire U.S. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to more drilling. She has jumped on board a moving cargo ship at 14 miles an hour--in the fog in the middle of night. And she has slept for days on a narrow ledge 2,000 feet above Rio de Janeiro in pouring rain alongside huge rats. Says Hillman, "I often have people say to me, 'I could never do the kinds of things you do.' I try to teach, more than anything, the power of one's voice and simply living by example."

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