Marsha P Johnson | Biography, Age, Death Reason, foundation, institute, Legacy, Family, Education, Facts, Wiki | American drag queen & Activist

Marsha P Johnson Biography

Who was Marsha P Johnson?

Marsha P Johnson whose real name was Malcolm Michaels Jr was an American gay activist and self-identified drag queen who is known for her advocacy for gay rights and also renowned as a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front. Johnson was also crowned as Mayor of Christopher Street and later on, the last phase of her life became an AIDS activist. Johnson was 42 years old at the time of death. Johnson was born on August 24, 1945, and died on July 6, 1992.



On June 30, 2020, the internet giant GOOGLE celebrated Marsha P Johnson with a Google Doodle. Doodle is a special logo on homepages that honors any historical events or personality.

Educational qualification background

Marsha P Johnson was different from others since childhood but somehow managed to complete high school education from Edison High School in New Jersey but Marsha’s physical appearance and behavior hindered in gaining of knowledge.

Family, Parents, and Siblings

Marsha P Johnson has a huge family settled in New Jersey where Marsha’s father Malcolm Michael Sr. was an assembly line worker at General Motors. Marsha’s mother Alberta Claiborne was a housekeeper who helped Marsha to understand religion in his early days. Marsha had six brothers but their names are not known. Marsha’s mother was not happy at all when she knew that Marsha is gay and said to Marsha that being homosexual is lower than a dog but Marsha somehow managed to discover after reaching Newyork that being gay is possible.

Reason & Cause of Death

Marsha P Johnson started living on the streets by 1966 and was arrested over 100 times in connection with sex work. Johnson would run naked at nights and was taken for mental treatment using Chlorpromazine. Johnson stayed with his friend Randy Wicker from 1980 to death. Johnson’s death was considered suicide initially but in 2012 it was reopened and stated as undetermined. So Johnson’s death is still a mystery.




Biography & Wiki Quick Summary

NameMarsha P Johnson
Full Real NameMalcolm Michaels Jr.
CountryUSA
NationalityAmerican
BirthplaceElizabeth, New Jersey
Date of Birth (Birthday)August 24, 1945
Date of Death (Deathday) July 6, 1992
Age46 years at the time of death
HeightN/A
Educational qualificationsHigh School Graduate
School/college/UniversityEdison High School
Marsha p johnson institute locationCalifornia, USA

Marsha P Johnson Other Quick Information

Popularly Known as Marsha

Profession: Activist

Body measurements: N/A

Religion: Christianity

Father Name: Malcolm Michael Sr.

Mother Name: Alberta Claiborne

Brother Name: N/A

Sister Name: N/A

Sexual orientation: Gay

Marital status: N/A

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Facebook Account: NO

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Wikipedia: YES

IMDB: YES

Some facts about Marsha P Johnson

  • Johnson’s first decided her name to be Black Marsha.
  • Johnson once hit policemen with bricks and broke their face.
  • Johnson was sentenced to jail for 90 days but somehow managed to escape out as a patient and was referred to the hospital.
  • Johnson established STAR house for gay and trans street kids and paid the rent for themselves using income collected as sex workers.
  • In 2017, a documentary was released on Johnson’s life and was titled The death and life of Marsha P Johnson.

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