New York Dedicates State Park in Marsha P. Johnson's Name
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo announced on what would have been Marsha P. Johnson's 75th birthday that the East River State Park would be named after her.
This is an historic move as it will be the first time a state park would be dedicated to a member of the LGBT community.
Marsha P. Johnson is a well known LGBT icon and trans woman. She is known for her activist work in co-founding organizations such as her work with the Transy House, a shelter for transgender people in Brooklyn, New York, and Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. She was also an active protester during the famous Stone Wall Riots in 1969.
The Brooklyn park technically had it's name changed in February though it was officially announced August 24th. The park is a 7-acre park overlooking the East River near the Williamsburg neighborhood. At the moment the park is undergoing major construction to replace crumbling infrastructure, remake bathrooms and creating an event space for an art display as well as festivals.
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