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New York park named after LGBTQ+ rights pioneer Marsha P. Johnson

Brooklyn’s East River State Park has been renamed after Marsha P. Johnson, making it the first state park in the United States to honour an LGBTQ+ person. New York governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement on Monday, on what would have been the transgender activist’s 75th birthday. “Too often, the marginalised voices that have pushed progress forward in New York and across the country go unrecognised, making up just a fraction of our public memorials and monuments,” Cuomo wrote in a statement. “Marsha P. Johnson was one of the early…

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