Pay It No Mind

22 USD

Inspired by the woman Marsha P. Johnson was, this t-shirts looks at the little details that helped define Johnson. The flowers on this shirt represent the flower headdress Johnson often handcrafted and then wore herself. In addition to this, the shirt also explains what the 'P' in her name stood for. When often asked about her gender, Johnson would often respond telling those who questioned it not to pay it any mind.

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 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 a colorful flower logo. Under the flower are the words "Marsha 'Pay It No Mind' Johnson. Past Present. Future. Support Our Sister."

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