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Marsha P. Johnson Institute

We protect the human rights of ​Black transgender people.

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  • We are mortified by the recent deaths of six Black trans women in just a week's time. However, we are not surprised. Why would we be? Black trans people live in fear each and every day of harm coming onto us or our friends and family within the community. As tensions continue to increase amid the pandemic, governmental drawbacks and political uprisings, the most vulnerable of us become that much more susceptible to violence. This is nothing new. We condemn anyone who says this is a surprise. If you are surprised by our lived realities, then you must be new to our struggle. If this is the case, then it's time for you to consider how you have been complicit in the discrimination we face and the violence we endure. Black trans people exist at the margins of society as we know it therefore this society needs to be torn down and reborn. In honor of Bree Black, Shaki Peters, Draya McCarty, Brayla Stone, Merci Mack and Tatiana Hall, let it all burn. This place was not built for us, but it was built by us. We deserve better, and we're going to get it. Aṣẹ! ✊🏾
  • We are mortified by the recent deaths of six Black trans women in just a week's time. However, we are not surprised. Why would we be? Black trans people live in fear each and every day of harm coming onto us or our friends and family within the community. As tensions continue to increase amid the pandemic, governmental drawbacks and political uprisings, the most vulnerable of us become that much more susceptible to violence. This is nothing new. We condemn anyone who says this is a surprise. If you are surprised by our lived realities, then you must be new to our struggle. If this is the case, then it's time for you to consider how you have been complicit in the discrimination we face and the violence we endure. Black trans people exist at the margins of society as we know it therefore this society needs to be torn down and reborn. In honor of Bree Black, Shaki Peters, Draya McCarty, Brayla Stone, Merci Mack and Tatiana Hall, let it all burn. This place was not built for us, but it was built by us. We deserve better, and we're going to get it. Aṣẹ! ✊🏾

  •  0  4  10 July, 2020
  • Been seeing a lot of y'all walking around with no mask. COVID-19 infection rates are going UP. If you need to leave the house, be vigilant! Take all safety measures possible to decrease your chances of contraction. Don't get caught up out here. Sending y'all love and light 💕
  • Been seeing a lot of y'all walking around with no mask. COVID-19 infection rates are going UP. If you need to leave the house, be vigilant! Take all safety measures possible to decrease your chances of contraction. Don't get caught up out here. Sending y'all love and light 💕

  •  0  10  9 July, 2020
  • Today is the anniversary of Marsha P. Johnson’s death. It’s a great time revisit the beautiful film “Happy Birthday, Marsha!” by @tourmaliiine and @sashawortzel (link in bio). We honor Marsha’s life today and everyday, and we hope that you find a moment to dance. Life is about celebration 💞💫
  • Today is the anniversary of Marsha P. Johnson’s death. It’s a great time revisit the beautiful film “Happy Birthday, Marsha!” by @tourmaliiine and @sashawortzel (link in bio). We honor Marsha’s life today and everyday, and we hope that you find a moment to dance. Life is about celebration 💞💫

  •  0  13  7 July, 2020
  • ABOLISH THE POLICE.

(From @lgbthistory: NO POLICE STATE,” rally after the Tompkins Square Park police riot, New York City, Aug. 1988. Photo by Jon Nalley, c/o @visual_aids)
  • ABOLISH THE POLICE.

    (From @lgbthistory: NO POLICE STATE,” rally after the Tompkins Square Park police riot, New York City, Aug. 1988. Photo by Jon Nalley, c/o @visual_aids)

  •  0  3  6 July, 2020
  • And that's on that! Shoutout to @missmajor1 💕✨
  • And that's on that! Shoutout to @missmajor1 💕✨

  •  0  1  2 July, 2020
  • Thank you so much @Normani for uplifting the LIVES and the ongoing work of Black trans women in the movement for our collective Black freedom. Black trans organizers have been working tirelessly across the world for years now for the betterment of our people and the overall quality and protection of our lives. Thank you to @Netflix @Most for your support with the event earlier this week. #NoPrideWithoutLiberation 💜💫✨
  • Thank you so much @Normani for uplifting the LIVES and the ongoing work of Black trans women in the movement for our collective Black freedom. Black trans organizers have been working tirelessly across the world for years now for the betterment of our people and the overall quality and protection of our lives. Thank you to @Netflix @Most for your support with the event earlier this week. #NoPrideWithoutLiberation 💜💫✨

  •  0  12  1 July, 2020
  • “I’m living as long as there’s people with AIDS and as long gay people don’t have their rights all ACROSS America. There’s no cause for celebration.” - Marsha P. Johnson #NoPrideWithoutLiberation 💞✨
  • “I’m living as long as there’s people with AIDS and as long gay people don’t have their rights all ACROSS America. There’s no cause for celebration.” - Marsha P. Johnson #NoPrideWithoutLiberation 💞✨

  •  0  10  1 July, 2020
  • "Black trans power means that we will find autonomy and we will not be forced to assimilate." - Elle Hearns (@SoulFreeDreams) via @ccrjustice
  • "Black trans power means that we will find autonomy and we will not be forced to assimilate." - Elle Hearns (@SoulFreeDreams) via @ccrjustice

  •  0  5  1 July, 2020
  • For so long, Marsha’s legacy has only been heralded by the LGBTQ community. Today’s Google Doodle will not only help teach many around the world about Marsha P. Johnson, it will teach them about the work of a movement that has been historically ignored and often purposely left out of history books. Today’s Doodle of Marsha reminds people that Black and LGBTQ+ history is bigger than just a month; it is something to be honored every single day. More info in bio! Thank you for all the support @google! #NoPrideWithoutLiberation 💖💫
  • For so long, Marsha’s legacy has only been heralded by the LGBTQ community. Today’s Google Doodle will not only help teach many around the world about Marsha P. Johnson, it will teach them about the work of a movement that has been historically ignored and often purposely left out of history books. Today’s Doodle of Marsha reminds people that Black and LGBTQ+ history is bigger than just a month; it is something to be honored every single day. More info in bio! Thank you for all the support @google! #NoPrideWithoutLiberation 💖💫

  •  0  91  30 June, 2020
  • The Marsha P. Johnson Institute PRIDE 2020 Class. We received a large number of applications and responses to membership with the Institute. Today we are announcing our class of 2020 members who comprise of Black and trans, queer, and/or non-binary people who are ready to take the lead on this fight towards freedom.

It's 51 years since Stonewall, and we’re still fighting. 
And #WeAreTheFuture. More soon. Stay tuned. 
#NoPrideWithoutLiberarion
  • The Marsha P. Johnson Institute PRIDE 2020 Class. We received a large number of applications and responses to membership with the Institute. Today we are announcing our class of 2020 members who comprise of Black and trans, queer, and/or non-binary people who are ready to take the lead on this fight towards freedom.

    It's 51 years since Stonewall, and we’re still fighting.
    And #WeAreTheFuture. More soon. Stay tuned.
    #NoPrideWithoutLiberarion

  •  0  4  29 June, 2020