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New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is a one-of-a-kind organization that empowers community members to lead healthy, successful lives. We proudly celebrate our community’s diversity and advocate for justice and opportunity. The Center has been, and will always be, the cornerstone of New York City’s LGBT community. It is a place where people meet and make connections, a support system for those in need and an invaluable resource. Our organization, services and programming evolve in response to our community’s needs. So too does our building, which offers a modern, welcoming home for the more than 6,000 people who visit us each week.
Love on a Mission is a non-profit organization that is creating a safe place for LGBTQ+ in our community to feel unconditionally loved and accepted for being their authentic selves. We are currently meeting once a month to offer support, advocacy and education. Our goal is to have our own facility and also have available an emergency bed shelter for those that find themselves homeless after coming out to their families.
Marsha P. Johnson was an activist, self-identified drag queen, performer, and survivor. She was a prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Marsha went by “Black Marsha” before settling on Marsha P. Johnson. The “P” stood for “Pay It No Mind,” which is what Marsha would say in response to questions about her gender. It is the consideration of who “Black Marsha” was that inspired The Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
So much of our understanding of Marsha came from the accounts of people who did not look like or come from the same place as her. As transness is now more accessible to the world, introducing the Institute to BLACK trans people who are resisting, grappling with survival, and looking for community has become a clear need.
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