Monday, February 27, 2017
Celebrating Black History Month: Marsha P. Johnson, gay black transgender activist
Marsha P. Johnson, born Malcolm Michaels in 1945, was one of the most visible people in New York City's gay scene from the 1960's to the 1990's. Although Johnson never had the surgical transition, she was a popular drag queen and is identified as one of the first to fight back during the Stonewall riots in 1969.
She remained active in gay rights movements and AIDS awareness until her suspicious death in 1992.