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Google Supports Black Transgender Community With $500K Donation

During her life, queer activist Marsha P. Johnson was influential in advocating for the rights of Black transgender people. Today, is donating $500,000 to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute to help continue her work. “Through her advocacy for an inclusive LGBTQ+ movement and an end to police brutality, Marsha P. Johnson challenged the world to acknowledge the intersections of Black+ and Queer identity,” Maab Ibrahim, Inclusion Grantmaking Lead at, said in a statement . “’s efforts to end racial injustice and support LGBTQ+ organizations includes a grant to The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, an organization working to end violence against Black+ transgender women.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Marsha P. Johnson Institute (@mpjinstitute) Named for the Stonewall uprisings figure, the non-profit institute is a response to the alarming number of deaths of trans individuals. Just this year, no less than 17 trans men and women were killed with...

Jul 2, 2020