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New York State Park Named for Marsha P. Johnson

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday, on what would have been her 75th birthday, that New York State would rename the East River State Park in Brooklyn to the Marsha P. Johnson State Park.

Cuomo said ““Too often, the marginalized voices that have pushed progress forward in New York and across the country go unrecognized, making up just a fraction of our public memorials and monuments. Marsha P. Johnson was one of the early leaders of the LGBTQ movement and is only now getting the acknowledgment she deserves. Dedicating this state park for her, and installing public art telling her story, will ensure her memory and her work fighting for equality lives on.”

The Governor’s announcement was also accompanied by rendering of what the park will look like once it is revamped.

QBurgh staff writer
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