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Watch: Marsha P Johnson biopic

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By Jacqui Stanford - 9th August 2015

With the trailer for the new Stonewall film sparking massive debate because its central character is a gay white man, here’s a feature-length documentary on revolutionary trans-activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson who was a Stonewall instigator.

Director: Stonewall film honours real activists

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While much of what happened at the Stonewall Riot is hazy and accounts vary among witnesses, she is acknowledged as the first person to throw a brick.

This interview was carried out just two days before her mysterious death in July 1992.

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Her body was found floating in the Hudson River shortly after the 1992 Pride March, and her death was initially declared a suicide. However there are claims she had earlier been harassed near the spot where her body was found.

It was only in 2012 that New York police re-opened the case as a possible homicide.


 
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Jacqui Stanford - 9th August 2015