Google Doodle Honours Black Trans Activist Marsha P Johnson

Google is paying tribute to black trans activist Marsha P. Johnson — a pioneering figure in the LGBT+ rights movement — on the last day of Pride month. 

The company announced its June 30 Google Doodle will be dedicated to the late activist who was at the center of New York’s gay liberation movement for more than 20 years. 

The doodle depicts Johnson in all her colorful, flower-in-hair, bright-red-lipstick glory

Google it chose June 30th to honor Johnson as it will be the first anniversary since she was posthumously honored as a grand marshal during WorldPride in New York.

“Thank you, Marsha P. Johnson, for inspiring people everywhere to stand up for the freedom to be themselves,” Google wrote

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Google.org will also donate $500,000 to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, the company said. The institute, which launched last year, will continue the work Johnson started, advocating for and organizing on behalf of the transgender community.

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