Marsha P Johnson

An American trans woman and drag performer who played a pivotal role in LGBT activism in the late 1960s and early 70s.

ABOUT MARSHA P JOHNSON

Marsha P Johnson was an American trans woman and drag performer who played a pivotal role in LGBT activism in the late 1960s and early 70s. Often, she is credited for having a crucial role in the Stonewall Riots of 1969, which marked as a start to the concept of Pride due to unity of LGBT members against systematic discrimination. She also aided Sylvia Rivera in founding STAR to aid homeless or struggling LGBT youth. At only 46, her body was found in the Hudson River, seeming to be connected to a series of murders of black trans women, although an investigation into her death was never conducted due to being ruled as suicide by police forces, despite her close friends ensuring that wasn’t the case. Unfortunately, such violence and injustice against black trans women is still present today, 30 years later, which many are unaware of.
Credits to Ryun Kidd

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