A state park in Brooklyn will be renamed after trans rights icon Marsha P. Johnson
Marsha P. Johnson wore many hats in her lifetime. She was a prostitute, a gay liberation activist, a self-proclaimed drag performer, a transgender pioneer and even a model for the revered artist, Andy Warhol. On February 1, it was revealed that the activist would add another feat to her legacy. At the Human Rights Campaign gala, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared that the East River State Park, located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York, would be renamed after her during his speech about protecting marginalized groups and expanding protections, specifically for the LGBTQIA community.
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