This week Chole tells the story of the incredible Marsha P. Johnson, a beautiful Trans Woman who tirelessly fought for the rights and safety of the LGBTQAI+ community. She is widely regarded as one of the pivotal people in the LGBTQAI+ movement and has become a global icon. Marsha was known as the Mother of the Trans Movement. Her generosity of spirit, warmth, her kindness and her fierce belief that she could not stop fighting until all people were free from oppression, makes her a legendary woman whose story we just had to tell.
Content warning for this episode – This episode discusses themes of homophobia, transphobia and racism. There is also the use of outdated terminology and slurs in the context of verbatim quotes. The story also talks about transphobic violence and death. This may be triggering for some listeners. If that is you, please take care and know that we love, accept and value you. If this episode brings up any feelings you’d like to discuss, please contact lifeline on 13 11 14.
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