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New Stonewall Clip Features LGBT Pioneer Marsha P. Johnson

New Stonewall Clip Features LGBT Pioneer Marsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson

The clip is released amid criticism of its trailer, which some say belittled the role of trans activists and people of color in the Stonewall riots.

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A new clip of the Stonewall film has been released, and it features a pioneer of the LGBT rights movement.

The video introduces the viewer to Marsha P. Johnson (The P stands for 'Pay It No Mind'!), who is known as one of the first LGBT activists to fight back during the Stonewall riots. She and her friend Sylvia Rivera were prominent activists in New York who fought for gay liberation and rights for transgender women.

Previously, the trailer for the film, directed by Roland Emmerich, has been criticized for eclipsing the role of trans activists and people of color in its depiction of one of the most famous moments in LGBT history. The Stonewall riots, a series of 1969 demonstrations against police in Greenwich Village, are considered the birth of the modern LGBT rights movement.

Watch the clip, featuring actor Otoja Abit as Johnson, below.

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Daniel Reynolds

Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.
Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.