Black History Month // Marsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson (August 24, 1945 – July 6, 1992) was an American drag queen, sex worker, and gay liberation activist. A veteran of the Stonewall riots, Johnson was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and was a popular figure in New York City’s gay and art scene from the 1960s to the 1990s. Later in life Johnson became an AIDS activist with ACT UP.
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Learn more about Marsha "Pay No Mind" Johnson and the Stonewall Riots here, you can watch a documentary about her here.