Thursday, June 18, 2020

Grant Shaffer's NY See

This week's NY See panel is a tribute to Marsha P. Johnson, a prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising of 1969.

Here's what East Village-based illustrator Grant Shaffer had to say:

Where would we be without the enduring activism of Marsh P. Johnson? Without her, we wouldn’t be living as openly and loudly today. We owe our freedom to Marsha, and to honor her legacy this Pride month, we must continue that struggle. Here’s to Black trans women and trans women of color, we stand with you in the fight for full equality!

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Anonymous said...

Pay It No Mind - The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson

feature-length documentary focuses on revolutionary trans-activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson, a Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, sex worker, starving actress, and Saint. "Pay It" captures the legendary gay/human rights activist as she recounts her life at the forefront of The Stonewall Riots in the 1960s, the creation of S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera in the '70s, and a New York City activist throughout the '80s and early '90s. Through her own words, as well as in-depth interviews with gay activist Randy Wicker, former Cockettes performer Agosto Machado, author Michael Musto, Hot Peaches founder/performer, Jimmy Camicia, and Stonewall activists Bob Kohler, Danny Garvin, Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, and Martin Boyce, Marsha's story lives on.