An Open Letter to Marsha P. Johnson

24 USD

Marsha P. Johnson was an African American  gay liberation activist. Known for being an outspoken supporter of gay rights, Johnson is considered to be one of the most prominent figures in the modern day gay liberation fight. After throwing a shot glass at a mirror, Johnson helped lead what would go on to become the Stonewall Uprising in June of 1969. In addition to fighting for gay rights, Johnson also was a founding member of Gay Liberation Front, co-founded S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), an AIDS activist, and often provided housing for homeless young LGBTQ teenagers. Johnson's influence was also heavily felt in the New York art and gay community. Johnson was a phenomenal performer with the drag performance troupe, Hot Peaches, shared powerful poetry, and modeled for Andy Warhol. A truly angelic soul, Johnson carried a welcoming presence in the streets of Greenwich VIllage and was considered to be the "mayor of Christopher Street."

Shortly after the 1992 pride parade, Johnson's body was found in the Hudson River. While many official reports list Johnson's death as a suicide, many of her friends believe foul play may have been a contributing factor because of the numerous times Johnson was harassed  in that area.

This is only an abridged version of the story. Even if you can't buy a shirt, I encourage everyone reading to do more research on Marsha P. Johnson.

Front shirt logo features the prgrssn logo with the words "Dedicated to Marsha P. Johnson. Stonewall to Chicago" below it. Back of shirt features two Black hands embracing one another with the words "Support Our Sisters Not Just Cis-ters" below it.

All t-shirts are printed in men's sizes. 100% cotton. 100% awesome.