LGBTQ+ History Month - The Inspirational Names We're Celebrating This Month
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February marks the first annual LGBTQ+ History Month. This is all about celebrating and sharing inspirational stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. It is a great reminder to the world of those influential LGBTQ+ members that should never be forgotten.
Here are three inspiring people whose voices we want to share with you this month, both past and present.
Marsha P Johnson
- Marsha P. Johnson, is an African American transgender woman - an LGBTQ rights activist. A very outspoken advocate for trans people of colour.
- This week it was announced that a state park in Brooklyn will be named after Marsha P. Johnson, who was a prominent figure in the 1969 Stonewall Uprising - she dedicated her life to fighting for LGBTQ+ rights. Marsha was black, gender-nonconforming, and very poor. When Marsha was alive, living outside of the mainstream was criminal - sodomy only got downgraded by the New York State from a felony to a misdemeanor in 1950. So, to call Johnson brave would be an understatement - her legacy will live on.