Marsha P. Johnson was a fascinating person in the LGBTQ+ community. She was cherished as the Grand Marshal of the City Pride March. Today having 30th June, Google Doodle is celebrating the budding farewell to the Pride month.
Marsha is attributed as one of the key leaders of the 1969 Stonewall, which was the turning point in the lives of the LGBTQ+ community. She along with Sylvia Rivers, a transgender friend, also founded STAR, called Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries. It is the first organization led by a trans woman of color in the US. The organization was opened as the first shelter for North America’s LGBTQ+ youth.
In order to honor Marsha and Rivera, New York City has announced to construct a statue of them. The announcement was made in 2019 and it is going to be the world’s first monument, in honor of transgender people.
‘Pride Month‘, which is celebrated worldwide in the month of June, refers to the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan. On 30 June, the last day of the commemoration, witness large social gatherings and LGBTQ events. To honor the transgender and to support the LGBTQ+ community, Giant tech Google has announced donating $500,000 to MPJI, which works to end the violence against transgenders.