The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson Film Screening
The Trans Equity Project & Making Our Lives Easier LLC are collaborating on a community event which is the screening of the film “The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson.
This is a FREE PUBLIC COMMUNITY EVENT!
ALL are Welcome!
Refreshements will be served!
Biography of Marsha P. Johnson:
Marsha P. Johnson (August 24, 1945 -July 6, 1992) was an African American gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen. Known as an outspoken advocate for gay rights, Johnson was one of the prominent figures in the vanguard of the Stonewall uprising in 1969.
A founding member of the Gay Liberation Front, Johnson co-founded the gender nonconforming gay and trans organization, S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), alongside close friend Sylvia Rivera.
A popular figure in New York City’s gay and art scene, Johnson modeled for Andy Warhol, and performed onstage with the LGBT troupe, Hot Peaches. Johnson has been hailed as both the “mayor” and “saint of Christopher Street”, the site of Stonewall.
In the 1980s and early 90s, Johnson became an AIDS activist with ACT UP.