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🗣 AND THAT’S ON PERIOD. Learn about the Marsha P. Johnson Safety and Wellness Act at MarshaP.org/Reclaim-Marsha #reclaimmarsha 💐

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We’re the ones we’ve been waiting on, and this is OUR solution: The Marsha P. Johnson (MPJ) Safety and Wellness Act. This act provides Black trans women with a platform to design a national model for policies, legislation, and laws that prioritize the safety and wellness of their communities. When implemented at the federal, state, and local levels this act will create increased resources, programs, and other inteventions, designed to center the needs of the victims of both community and State level violence that negatively impacts the lives of Black trans women. Learn more at MarshaP.org/Reclaim-Marsha #reclaimmarsha 💐

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Mother Marsha wearing her Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries pin (June 27, 1971) 📸 by Fred W. McDarrah via @payitnomind

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#RestInLOVE to Denali Berries Stuckey.  One of several known Black sisters murdered this year. On July 20, her body was found by the North Charleston, South Carolina Police Department. She was 29 years old making her the eighth known murdered woman under 30 this year. Local outlets misgendered her in their reports, and a memorial is currently being planned for Denali by AFFA, Charleston Pride, Charleston Black Pride, We Are Family, SC Equality, Charleston Area Transgender Support. We here at the Marsha P. Johnson Institute honor your memory, Denali. We memorialize you and everyone taken from us this year. We call for a stop to this disrespect of our murdered sisters, and we call for a stop to this constant injustice.  #StopKillingUs

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From our very own 👑 @soulfreedreams #reclaimMarsha 💐

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#RestInLOVE to Brooklyn Lindsey.  One of several known Black sisters murdered this year. On July 19, her murderer Marcus Lewis was charged with her murder. He took her life during Pride Month on June 25 in Kansas City, Missouri where Brooklyn was found on a porch. We here at the Marsha P. Johnson Institute honor your memory, Brooklyn. We memorialize you and everyone taken from us this year. We call for a stop to this disrespect of our murdered sisters, and we call for a stop to this constant injustice.  #StopKillingUs

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Marsha P. Johnson at New York City’s 1977 Pride March (via @viceidentity) 💐 #reclaimMarsha

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Black trans women work everyday fighting against various forms of oppression. We also just want to live. What are you doing to help? #reclaimMarsha

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#TBT to our fabulous launch party in NYC. Check out our website MarshaP.org for more 💫 #reclaimMarsha

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Our #WCW @angelicaross always keeps it 💯. Here’s a throwback to Miss Ross speaking at the @naacp LGBTQ Town Hall as she calls out leaders who believe it is the burden of the Black queer and trans people to assert themselves in more cis-heteronormative Black spaces. “The movement doesn’t start from the top, but the messaging does.” I know that’s right. You’re not an ally if you’re not doing the work to welcome US at the table. (Video via @cspan)

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Our #WCW this week goes to Angelica Ross ( @angelicaross) aka Miss Ross aka Candy Ferocity on @poseonfx. She’s a woman of many names and many talents. Ross is also CEO and founder of @transtechsocial enterprises. Last night on #PoseFX, (SPOILER ALERT... don’t say we didn’t warn you 👀) her character Candy was brutally murdered by a client she met while engaging in survival sex work. Her sisters Lulu and Blanca went on a search for her fearing the worst, and unfortunately, their fears came into fruition. What does it mean to see our dark-skinned trans sisters slain on television? We see so much of it in the physical world, so to see it in real time on national TV takes it to another level. Last night’s episode acted as her memorial as it honored her beauty, strength and fierce courage to live a beautiful bold, free and Black life. It echoes the same spirit we honor in Miss Ross herself. A champion for Black trans lives always centering us in larger conversations of Blackness such as at the @naacp LGBTQ Town Hall. Angelica, you always keep it real, and we cannot wait to see what you do next! (Photo courtesy of @vmagazine)

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Pride month has ended, but the good fight is ongoing. Thank you to @glass.of.mika.cola for this beautiful photo memorializing the names of our murdered Black trans sisters. #reclaimMarsha #StopKillingUs

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From MPJI to you, we wish everyone a very happy Pride! Be safe and prioritize Black trans people today and EVERYday! 💐💖💖💖 #reclaimMarsha #Stonewall50

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And last but not least... another action item on our agenda is to SIGN UP for our membership. While signing up, you can also learn about the Marsha P. Johnson Safety Act. We’re here to keep our Black trans sisters safe, and if you’re really rocking with us, you are too. Learn more at MarshaP.org. #reclaimMarsha

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All this labor ain’t cheap y’all. We are Black trans women, and this organization is a nonprofit. Please support our movement building to actually house the institute. If you aren’t able to donate, spread the word. Love you much ✨ #reclaimMarsha

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Help us #reclaimMarsha by writing “RECLAIM MARSHA” on your hands and tell us what you’re doing for the liberation of Black trans folk! Tag us at @MPJInstitute for a chance to be featured. We wanna see your lil cute faces! ☺️🌺🌸🌺🌸

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Y’all ready to #reclaimMarsha? We are so happy to announce that our website is LIVE. Today June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the day the Stonewall Riots broke out. Go to MarshaP.org, join our new platform, sign up for a membership to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, donate to our movement building and learn about our upcoming fellowships. Stay tuned for more updates on how to #reclaimMarsha during this iconic pride season. (S/O to our new followers, we see y’all 👀) #Stonewall50

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This portrait series by @jaipugh though... 🤯 He created this to celebrate the beauty of Black trans women. It features our advisory board member @aarynnlang and our digital media manager @msevareign. Get into it 🤩✨ #reclaimMarsha

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WOW. Forever in awe of actress, model and trans activist @erinebony on the cover @thetenthzine. “We must not only fight to create space for ourselves in the world, we also have to fight to create space for ourselves within our own community, and uplift the letter ‘T’ in the LGBT acronym.” #BlackPride

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We’ve always been resisting, and we’ve always been existing ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽 This moment was captured on June 24, 1972 during the first pride celebration in Dallas, Texas. credit: University of Texas/ @thedallasway via @lgbt_history

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Thank you to @nycpride and @humanrightscampaign for inviting us to speak at the Human Rights Conference yesterday afternoon. It was such a pleasure speaking alongside these gamechangers for the panel “How to Build Allyship with Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ Groups and Communities.” Thank you again #Stonewall50 #reclaimMarsha