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Why Google Doodle Honored Trans Pioneer Marsha P. Johnson

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Marsha P. Johnson Institute to support Black transgender women during the health crisis. Earlier this month, the company also contributed over $2 million to the Trevor Project and local LGBTQ+ organizations.Johnson was a key participant in the 1969 Stonewall uprising against police harassment.

While she identified as a drag queen in her lifetime, Johnson is considered a mother of the trans movement and a pivotal figure in launching the modern battle for LGBTQ+ rights.

She died in 1992 under suspicious circumstances, which were investigated in a recent Netflix documentary by David France, The Death and Life of Marsha P.

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