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Google Doodle of Marsha P. Johnson, beloved trans-rights activist, will close out Pride month

June 30, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Google is paying tribute to Marsha P. Johnson -- a pioneering figure in the country's LGBT rights movement -- on the last day of Pride month.

The company announced its June 30 Google Doodle will be dedicated to the late activist who was at the center of New York's gay liberation movement for more than 20 years.

The company said it chose June 30th to honor Johnson as it will be the first anniversary since she was posthumously honored as a grand marshal during WorldPride in New York.

Johnson?

Johnson Institute, the company said.

The institute, which launched last year, will continue the work Johnson started, advocating for and organizing on behalf of the transgender community, its founder has previously told CNN.

Today's Doodle of Marsha reminds people that Black and LGBTQ+ history is bigger than just a month; it is something to be honored every single day. "

A movement in Johnson's hometown

They say they hope a new monument for Johnson will be the first of many steps to create a more inclusive Elizabeth and one that celebrates minorities and LGBT figures like Johnson.

The late activist's family, who still live in the New Jersey city today, say the movement to honor Johnson in her hometown gives them hope.

"I've always said that Marsha was more recognized in New York City and around the world than she is in her own hometown," her nephew, Al Michaels, says.

An announcement for another statue of Johnson was made last year by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

De Blasio said the city would commemorate both the work of Johnson and her friend and activist Sylvia Rivera with statues in Greenwich Village.

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