STATE PARK RENAMED TO HONOR LEGENDARY TRANS ACTIVITY MARSHA P. JOHNSON

A state park in New York was renamed yesterday in honor of legendary trans activist Marsha P. Johnson. In an announcement yesterday – which would have been Johnson’s 75th birthday – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said that the East River State Park in Brooklyn will now officially be known as the Marsha P….

MONUMENTS TO MARSHA P. JOHNSON & SYLVIA RIVERA COMING TO NYC

The city of New York is to commemorate LGBTI advocates and trans pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera with public monuments. Both Riviera and Johnson participated in the seminal Stonewall riots in June 1969. The three nights of rioting led to the birth of the modern Pride movement. They advocated for the plight of homeless and disadvantaged LGBTI youth. At…