28 Marsha P Johnson Quotes On Success In Life

Marsha P. Johnson born and also known as Malcolm Michaels Jr. was an American gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen. Known as an outspoken advocate for gay rights, Johnson was one of the prominent figures in the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Johnson was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front and co-founded the radical activist group Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.), alongside close friend Sylvia Rivera. These Marsha P Johnson quotes will motivate you.

Best Marsha P Johnson Quotes

  1. “History isn’t something you look back at and say it was inevitable, it happens because people make decisions that are sometimes very impulsive and of the moment, but those moments are cumulative realities.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  2. “How many years has it taken people to realize that we are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race? I mean how many years does it take people to see that? We’re all in this rat race together!”~Marsha P. Johnson
  3. “I may be crazy, but that don’t make me wrong.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  4. “STAR is a very revolutionary group. We believe in picking up the gun, starting a revolution if necessary. Our main goal is to see gay people liberated and free and have equal rights that other people have in America.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  5. “You never completely have your rights, one person, until you all have your rights.”~Marsha P. Johnson

  6. “As long as gay people don’t have their rights all across America, there’s no reason for celebration.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  7. “Darling, I want my gay rights now.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  8. “I don’t know what I am if I’m not a woman.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  9. “Now they got two little nice statues in Chariot Park to remember the gay movement. How many people have died for these two little statues to be put in the park for them to recognize gay people?”~Marsha P. Johnson
  10. “I don’t think you should be ashamed of anybody that you know that has AIDS. You should stand as close to them as you can and help them out as much as you can. I’m a strong believer in that and that’s why I try to do that for everyone I know that has the virus.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  11. “We just were saying no more police brutality. And we had enough of police harassment in the Village and other places.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  12. “There are a lot of gay transvestites who have been in jail for no reason at all.”~Marsha P. Johnson

  13. “I was no one, nobody from Nowheresville until I became a drag queen.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  14. “A lot of times I’ve reached my hand out to people in the gay community that just didn’t have nobody to help them when they were down and out.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  15. “A drag queen is one that usually goes to a ball and that’s the only time she gets dressed up. Transvestites live in drag. A transsexual spends most of her life in drag.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  16. “I’ll always be known reaching out to young people who have no one to help them out, so I help them out with a place to stay or some food to eat or some change for their pocket.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  17. “I’m still stuck in the Stonewall in 1968. I never left the Stonewall.”~Marsha P. Johnson

  18. “I think if transvestites don’t stand up for themselves, nobody else is going to stand up for transvestites.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  19. “I know people think I’m a stupid little street queen out there begging for change cause there’s nothing else she knows how to do.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  20. ‘I started out with makeup in 1963, 1964. And in 1965, I was coming out more, and I was still wearing makeup, but I was still going to jail just for wearing makeup.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  21. “I got robbed once. A man pulled a gun on me and snatched my pocketbook in a car. I don’t trust men that much any more.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  22. “They call me a legend in my own time, because there were so many queens gone that I’m one of the few queens left from the ’70s and the ’80s.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  23. “I got lost in the music in 1963 at Stonewall… No! No, it was Stonewall – it was 1967 that I got lost. In 19 – oh my dear, Stonewall, I got lost at Stonewall. Heard it through the grapevine. 1969! I got lost in the music and I couldn’t get out.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  24. “Gay sisters don’t think too bad of transvestites. Gay brothers do.”~Marsha P. Johnson

  25. “Usually, I wear a short dress every day of the week.”~Marsha P. Johnson

  26. “In 1969, I started wearing female attire full-time.”~Marsha P. Johnson
  27. “I never come out of drag to go anywhere. Everywhere I go I get all dressed up.”~Marsha P. Johnson

  28. “I’d been going to jail for like, 10 years before the Stonewall.”~Marsha P. Johnson

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