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.

Learn more about Marsha "Pay No Mind" Johnson and the Stonewall Riots here, you can watch a documentary about her here.