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Marsha P Johnson Endowment

In honor of our beloved Marsha P Johnson, we will be giving away two (2) $500 grants to two (2) individuals who identify as Black or Latinx & Trans* who have overcame obstacles in life on their journey of becoming “authentically you”.  In an attached essay or video essay, please explain any obstacles you have faced, and why it is important that you live a totally authentic lifestyle. 


Please submit this form, along with the essay/video link by

August 31, 2019.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Bianca Castro, Taliyah Gutierrez, or Adrian Elim.


We look forward to reviewing your entries, and will announce the recipient on September 2nd online and publicly at our 3rd Annual Day of Excellence event during Rochester Black Pride.  The Day of Excellence will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 5:00pm at Martin Luther King Jr Park Lodge - 353 Court Street, Rochester, NY.


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