Today is Marsha P. Johnson’s Birthday!
We encourage you to honor the legacy of Marsha P. Johnson’s work by supporting trans leadership!
Power to the People: Exploring Marsha P. Johnson’s Queer Liberation
Marsha P. Johnson (August 24, 1945 – July 6, 1992) was an American activist, artist, sex worker, and liberation embodied. She lived and fought against the discriminations and abuses experienced by trans people. Along with fellow trans activist Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) to house and support drag queens, femmes, and trans women who were living on the street in NYC.
Read more about Marsha P. Johnson’s life and legacy in this article, Power to the People: Exploring Marsha P. Johnson’s Queer Liberation
And congratulations to the TJFP’s grantee’s who have been mentioned in this article and to all of the amazing trans woman of color who are on the front lines fighting for justice and liberation for our communities.
On this day especially, we encourage you to check out our grantees using the TJFP digital map and consider supporting these groups in any way you can!
November 14th-20th is Trans Awareness Week, leading up to Trans Day of Remembrance on the 20th. This is time to raise visibility for trans and gender non conforming people, speak the names of our dead, fight for the living and address issues that affect our communities and loved ones.
Here are a few articles and videos that TJFP is reading and watching as we relfect on what this week is about. Please don’t forget how innovative, resilient, courageous and breathtaking we are.
All of our lives matter. Trans lives matter.
**WARNING: Some of the content in the following articles and videos may address violence, anti-trans violence, sexual assault, mis-pronouning and language that may not be suitable for all audiences**
Remembering Us When We’re Gone, Ignoring Us While We’re Here: Trans Women Deserve More by Morgan Collado
Trans Remembrance and Resistance by Chase Strangio
Transgender Day of Remembrance: Critique is Resistance; Resistance is Revolution by L’lerrét Jazelle Ailith
Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Day to Honor the Dead and the Living by Shelby Chestnut
Mother, Transgender Daughter Seek Acceptance In Small-Town Wisconsin by By Galen Druke