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Google honors LGBTQ+ rights activist Marsha P Johnson with its Doodle


Team Udayavani, Jun 30, 2020, 3:59 PM IST

Google Doodle on Tuesday, June 30, closed Pride Month by paying respect to Marsha P Johnson, a pioneering figure in the LGBTQ+ rights movement. The doodle is illustrated by Los Angeles-based guest artist Rob Gilliam.

Marsha P Johnson was an African-American who fought for rights of transgenders. She was one of the pioneering figures, whose work had a big impact in the 1960’s and 70’s.

She a performer, and a self-identified drag queen who was posthumously honored as a grand marshal of the New York City Pride March.

Marsha was born on August 24, 1945, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Marsha was named Malcolm Michaels Jr. She legally changed her name to Marsha P. Johnson.after moving to New York City’s Greenwich Village, a burgeoning cultural hub for LGBTQ+ people

Interestingly, her middle name ‘P’ stood for her response to those who questioned her gender: “Pay It No Mind.”

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