Marsha P. Johnson in the Google Doodle: This is the legacy of the drag Queen

Doodle today's Google, illustrated by the Los Angeles-based guest artist Rob Gilliam, celebrates the LGBTQ+rights activist, performer, and self-identified Drag

Marsha P. Johnson in the Google Doodle: This is the legacy of the drag Queen

Doodle today's Google, illustrated by the Los Angeles-based guest artist Rob Gilliam, celebrates the LGBTQ+rights activist, performer, and self-identified Drag Queen, Marsha P. Johnson, widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the LGBTQ+movement in the United States. On this day in the year 2019 Marsha was honored posthumously as the Grand Marshal of the New York City Pride March.

Marsha P. Johnson: The "P" answers the question after the sex

Marsha P. Johnson was on 24. August 1945 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, as Malcolm Michaels Jr. born. After graduating from high school in 1963, she moved to New York's Greenwich Village, is a thriving cultural centre for LGBTQ+persons. Here she changed her name to Marsha P. Johnson. Your middle initial - "p" - ostensibly for their answer to those who put their gender into question: "Pay It No Mind."

Johnson was one of the most important people in the LGBTQ+community

Johnson remains as a popular and charismatic part of the LGBTQ+community, and as one of the most important leaders of the Stonewall uprising of 1969 - widely regarded as a critical turning point for the international LGBTQ+movement considered. In the following year, she founded the Transgender activist Sylvia Rivera, of Street Transvestite (now Transgender) Action Revolutionaries (STAR). STAR was the first organization in the United States, which was led by a black TRANS woman, and in North America, opened the first shelter for LGBTQ+youth.

In the year 2019, announced in New York City plans to erect statues of Johnson and Rivera in Greenwich Village, the world's first monuments in honor of Transgender persons.

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Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 09:26

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