THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON
Marsha P. Johnson was a pioneering LGBT+ rights campaigner in New York City from the 1960s onwards. She was a key figure in the 1969 Stonewall riots, and was known for her kindness and charitable nature as much as she was known for her striking drag looks. Along with her friend Sylvia Rivera, Johnson formed Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.), later becoming an AIDS activist who was fundamental in the early years of ACT UP. Marsha died in 1992 at the age of 46. Her body was found floating in New York’s Hudson River. While Marsha’s death was ruled a suicide, her friends have been trying to re-open the case to discover the truth behind Marsha’s death. The film follows Victoria Cruz, a victim’s rights advocate as she campaigns to have Marsha’s case examined more closely.
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