The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. Netflix
Marsha P. Johnson was a transgender activist who is described in this film as the Rosa Parks of trans. Her body was found in the Hudson River in 1992, and while the police labeled her death a suicide, many of her friends suspected she was murdered. As Trans rights for protection are hotly debated this month’s tale of a gentle and extremely likable character is a reminder that Marsha’s legacy lives on today in organisations such as the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, which says it “protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people.”
In February 2020, the Mayor of New York renamed the East River State Park in Brooklyn, The Marsha P. Johnson State Park and announced there will be a statue created in her honour, to be unveiled in 2021.