IDEA2 Resident DEIA

Black History Month – Week 1: Marsha P Johnson and transgender care in OBGYN

This week we would like to spotlight Marsha P (“pay it no mind”) Johnson and transgender care in OBGYN

**TLDR: Marsha P Johnson was a prominent advocate and Black transgender woman,  check out the article and documentary below. See attached for info on transgender health disparities and guidelines for care in the PERIOPERATIVE setting. Stop on Cherokee Street for amazing brews and burgers at Black Coffee and Burger 809. **


Marsha was a transgender woman, self-identified drag queen, and activist for the LGBTQ community and gay rights movement in the 60’s.

DOCUMENTARY – on her life and tragic death

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Directed by David France, written with Mark Blane

Runtime: 105 minutes

Stream on: Netflix

Learn more about the Marsha P. Johnson Institute here: MPJI – Marsha P. Johnson InstituteABOUT MARSHA P. JOHNSON . Marsha P. Johnson was an activist, self-identified drag queen, performer, and survivor. She was a prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising of


Attached please find a report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on transgender violence, along with guidelines for transgender care in the perioperative setting and gaps in transgender care within OBGYN.

Anti-transgender bias + structural racism = devastating levels of discrimination 

Fatal anti-transgender violence dispropriationaly affects people of color.  

In the Anti-Transgender Violence Report in 2019,  Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s found 71% of all known victims of  anti-transgender fatal violence from 2013-2019 were black transgender women.


Needing a fresh cup of coffee? Black Coffee will be returning 2/2/22 to the Luminary Arts on Cherokee Street serving up fresh brews. 

Looking for lunch and perhaps a brew? Check out Burger 809, newly located at Bluewood Brewery on Cherokee Street for out of this world sliders

For more resources, check out the Black OBGYN Project Resource List below or on Instagram: