First Pride was a Riot

First Pride Was a Riot.

First Pride was a riot against police brutality.

Let’s never forget this.

Let’s celebrate, shine and be happy. That’s fantastic. Being happy in a world that tells you that you should not exist is fucking revolutionary.

All I’m asking is to keep Pride political, to keep that first riot alive.

Marsha P. Johnson was an activist, self-identified drag queen, performer, and survivor. She was a prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Marsha went by Black Marsha before settling on Marsha P. Johnson. The P stood for Pay It No Mind, which is what Marsha would say in response to questions about her gender.

We will donate 50% of the profits from this collection to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

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