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Marsha P Johnson

Why These Influential Black Activists Were Left Out Of The History Books

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.10.2015 | Black Voices

Black History Month aims to celebrate the achievements of African American icons who have changed the course of history, but not all are afforded the ...

Remembering Our Dead

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

I think that remembering, when we remember our dead today, is an active verb. Our remembering today is a vocal and a vigorous act of naming a people and describing a hate that is not pretty, or comfortable, or nostalgic.

Language Controversy: My Queer History and the Fur Coat in The Garbage

Corvette Hunt | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Corvette Hunt

I grew up with a name that held a great level of shame for me. Eventually I went to New York and left my entire name behind to go in search of a new one.

'Trans Rights' and 'Gay Rights': Someday We'll Be Together Again

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

I am heartened by the new focus on gender expression and its significance for gay as well as trans persons, and hopeful that such a focus will force our state and national advocacy organizations to evolve in a manner that will benefit all of us, and in particular the least among us.

Inauguration 2013: A Transgender Call To Action

Gwendolyn Ann Smith | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Gwendolyn Ann Smith

It is vital to view the history of the Stonewall rebellion much more closely and not let that fight be reduced to simply the right of gay and lesbian Americans to get married. It is important to note that at the forefront of the fight were two transgender women, Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Marsha P. Johnson

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.15.2012 | Gay Voices

Marsha P. Johnson was a beloved and revered figure of the New York City LGBT community from the '60s to '90s, fighting back against the police raids d...