Ten Transgender People You Should Know

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Marsha P. Johnson

From the '60s to the '90s, American transgender rights activist Marsha P. Johnson was known as an immensely popular figure in New York City's gay and art scene. Johnson exercised her passion for transgender rights by spearheading the Stonewall Riots, where she often clashed with the police. Furthermore, she was known as one of the city's most infmaous drag queens, and co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.) with fellow trans woman Sylvia Rivera.

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