Bullshit we flyin ovah – @Beyonce.
If there were a real Alien Superstar, it would be Muva, Marsha P Johnson. Today would have been his 77th birthday. Born Malcolm Michaels Jr on August 24th, 1945, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a drag queen and a savior to so many others like him. Johnson launched the GLF, the Gay Liberation Front, which was a sling of nonprofit organizations developed to equalize the gay American. Many groups formed on the day after the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969. The “P” in her drag persona stands for “pay it no mind,” a charge to anti-gay promoters. Does it really matter what sex someone is if they’re not sleeping with you?
— Black Women Radicals (@blkwomenradical) August 24, 2022
In honour of what would have been Marsha P Johnson’s 77th birthday, here’s a thread of our favourite facts about the trans trailblazer and absolute legend 🌺🏳️⚧️🧱 1/8 pic.twitter.com/N7pzYsRXd1
— PinkNews (@PinkNews) August 24, 2022
Today on Twitter, tons of LGBTQIA+ groups, actors, activists, and historians paid homage to this Queen. Beyonce’s latest record, Renaissance, has been a celebratory musical nod to the Marsha P Johnson’s of the World. It is about time we made space for everyone to feel safe.
Marsha P. Johnson was a revolutionary Black, trans woman whose legacy lives in the LGBTQ+ equality movement to this day.
Today, on what would have been Marsha’s 77th birthday, we honor her life and lasting impact on our community. 🎂🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/g55FzWY8Dx
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 24, 2022
Happy 77th Birthday, Motha Marsha P. Johnson!
There would be no LGBTQ+ movement without you (and many other Black and Brown trans folk). pic.twitter.com/qivKzYCkn5
— Twiggy Pucci Garçon (@SimplyTwiggy) August 24, 2022
Happy Birthday, Marsha P. Johnson. 🌹
As a prominent figure of the Stonewall uprising, let’s continue to honor Marsha’s legacy by advocating for the transgender and gender nonconforming community, for unhoused LGBTQ+ youth, those affected by HIV and AIDS, and LGBTQ+ rights. pic.twitter.com/OBvM1f6ugS
— Lambda Legal (@LambdaLegal) August 24, 2022
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About Tahyira Savanna: Tahyira is a lifestyle journalist and writer. Her interest includes human stories and introspection. She interviews everyday people doing their part to make our world a happier place.