Hey, PushBlack family! Today, we’re honoring Marsha P. Johnson, a black transgender activist and general badass who during the 1969 Stonewall riots, helped start what we now refer to as Pride.
Hey, PushBlack family! This past June was pretty awesome. Not only did it mark the anniversary of the modern LGBTQ movement, it also marked a historic Supreme Court decision recognizing the right for same-sex couples to marry. For these reasons, we’re honoring Marsha P. Johnson, a black transgender activist and general badass who during the 1969 Stonewall riots, helped start what we now refer to as Pride. In fact, the movement for LGBTQ rights is intertwined with the black experience.
Like the recent Ferguson and Baltimore protests, the Stonewall riots were started by young black and brown folks who were asserting their humanity by pushing back against police violence. So, let’s celebrate that #BlackTransLivesMatter, #BlackQueerLivesMatter, #BlackLesbianLivesMatter, and #BlackGayLivesMatter.
With last month being Black Music Month and the month the Supreme Court made its monumental decision, we’ve been jamming to some of our favorite tunes that mark the influence of black folks and queer folks on the music industry. So we wanted to share.
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