Today I wanted to remember Marsha P. Johnson. She was a black trans woman, drag queen and activist who was said to have thrown the first brick during the Stonewall riots, in 1969, starting a tradition that we still celebrate today, exactly 50 years later. I’ve read many articles about this moment in the history of our community, and even though it’s not confirmed that it actually happened, I believe this should be an excuse for us to read more and more about our past, in order to acknowledge the people who have paved the way for our community, and who got us our freedom. That way, I hope we’ll be able to celebrate our Pride for another 50 years and more.
I’m Marti, I’m 23, and I’m a lesbian. I love making digital art inspired by old comic books and about both lgbtq+ and pop culture.
Happy Pride Month 🏳️🌈