ELIZABETH, NJ - Google honored Elizabeth native Marsha P. Johnson with her own doodle on its Tuesday homepage for the last day of Pride month.
“The milestones achieved in the LGBTQ rights and equality movement were made possible by trailblazers who first stood up for their rights - people like early transgender, gay rights and AIDS activist, Marsha P. Johnson,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella and County LGBTQ Affairs Coordinator Danni Newberry.
Johnson was born and raised in Elizabeth and graduated from Edison High School in Elizabeth in 1963. She’s widely considered to be a pioneer of the early LGBTQ rights movement and paved the way for many that came behind her.
The doodle shows Johnson leading a march with different pride flags behind her, wearing a flower crown which was a staple in her wardrobe.