Reina Gossett, a Black trans woman who is an artist and writer doing important work with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, along with Sasha Wortzel, are fundraising to produce the film Happy Birthday, Marsha. This film is one telling the rich histories and experiences of the often erased trans women of colour and friends, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, from Stonewall. The film will capture their histories, choices and lives that lead up to Stonewall; the reality of friends facing street harassment, police harassment/abuse and racism/sexism/transmisogyny in general.
As noted on their Kickstarter page (which has a short video as well):
It’s been 45 years since the Stonewall rebellion yet the leading role that street queens, trans women of color and gender non-conforming people had during the riots hasn’t received the recognition it deserves. By making Happy Birthday, Marsha! we are seeking to change that.
As of this post, they are at $23,877, but the project will only be funded if they reach the goal of at least $25,000 by Friday, August 15, 2014 9:59 AM! That’s only $1,123 left!
Please DONATE or signal boost if you cannot afford to donate! ❤