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February 11: Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson, 1969
By Sentinel News Staff
Published February 11, 2022

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Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson was a leader of the gay liberation movement. She led an uprising of the LGBTQ community after they were harassed by the New York Police Department in 1969. Johnson used her influence to create the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), an organization that worked to find housing for homeless transgender youth, in 1970.

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