Black History Month

Celebrating those who have changed history through their HIV/AIDS Activism

Throughout the month of February, we’ll be celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black people who have changed the course of history through their HIV/AIDs activism. Today, we’re celebrating the life and legacy of Marsha P. Johnson –– an activist, self-identified drag queen, performer, and survivor. Among Marsha’s countless contributions to the betterment of society, she was a fierce activist during the height of the AIDS pandemic and was known for her street activism through ACT UP.

Learn more about Marsha’s life and legacy by visiting the Marsha P. Johnson institute’s website at