Marsha P. Johnson Sparks the Stonewall Riots (ft. Alexandra Grey & Trace Lysette) - Drunk History

When New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn in 1969, trans activist Marsha P. Johnson stood up for her civil rights.

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Grace Albert
Grace Albert:
I can’t wait for our current situation to become a drunk history episode
The Awesamazing Eden
The Awesamazing Eden:
"When did morals become part of this city, this city is trash."

Spoken like a true New Yorker.
Shiloh Lobbezoo
Shiloh Lobbezoo:
I used to be a girl, but now I sell hot dogs from a cart on the sidewalk.
Tulio Henrique
Tulio Henrique:
Her hair is awesome.
Maddie Kerr
Maddie Kerr:
And don’t forget about Stormé DeLarverie! She was a butch lesbian whose attempted arrest helped to stir the crowd into action! When the police attacked her, she fought back, bleeding from the head, and yelled to the crowd to do something. She also went on to protect LGBT people in the city and was known as “guardian of the lesbians”. Most people forget about her, but her role at Stonewall was CRUCIAL!
I ... always feel like Derek is ready to risk it all for Crissle.
Onalenna Nhlumayo
Onalenna Nhlumayo:
I love how when the narrator fumbles, the actors act out the fumble😂
shady boots
shady boots:
"Every minority group imaginable is tired of the status quo"

Sad that this hasn't changed today nearly 60 years later
Mouse Hunt 1997 Extended Director's Cut
Mouse Hunt 1997 Extended Director's Cut:
Derek looks like he is falling in love
11 52
11 52:
transvendor would be a great name for a transgender shop
Daniel Perez
Daniel Perez:
I GOT MY CIVIL RIGHTS! (throws shot glass)
Drunk history is the best kind of history.
Is is just me or is Derek crushing hard?
Arabia Rush
Arabia Rush:
I wish they would investigate her murder...
Sonja Hodgson
Sonja Hodgson:
"There's not just 20 of us on Wednesday night when it's half off..." I died!!
Juan Juri
Juan Juri:
crissle is my favorite drunk historian 😭
Su Aung
Su Aung:
Marsha P. Johnson is such an iconic person in the movement and her role is usually erased from LGBT+ and feminist narratives due to her very open identity at the time. I love that her history is getting told more in the public eye instead of being brushed under the rug again.
Ainslee S
Ainslee S:
Seriously her hair is everything.
ArialisAzul Estrella
ArialisAzul Estrella:
The NYPD are garbage for never finding what happened to her
Jackie Kramer
Jackie Kramer:
This city is trash. I laughed so hard!!!
Simeon Busano
Simeon Busano:
OMG YOU HAD A WOMAN PLAY A WOMAN!!! YES !!! It's nice to see after years of watching men play trans women <3
Leo Sweetwood
Leo Sweetwood:
A lot of gay people were at the bars that night because they were sad that Judy Garland had just died.
Austin Smith
Austin Smith:
I came here for gay rights and all I'm seeing is this very straight man CRUSHING HARD
"It's the shot glass heard around the world." Happy PRIDE everyone! 🍸
l r
l r:
Still more accurate than the motion picture!
kwanda Ngubane
kwanda Ngubane:
I love black women with all my heart
This is wrong according to Marsha's interviews with several historians. She didn't arrive until 2am while the riot was already taken place
Rae K
Rae K:
*wildly cackles and flips amazing hair*
“You have the most amazing laugh i love it” 😂😂😂
"Bow down." ☺️
Monroe Monroe
Monroe Monroe:
Thank you for not whitewashing it. Love is Love
Paige Washington
Paige Washington:
Drunk folk speak their mind. Crissle meant that ish I felt it deep down lol
Matthew Scott
Matthew Scott:
Check out “The Stonewall You know is a Myth. And that’s ok”
I love Drunk history but they didn’t do their homework because this is riddled with inaccuracies... Maybe the alcohol? Lol For instance as lovely as she was, Marsha didn’t even arrive until the fire had started long after the initial raid.. Watch that video if you want to hear eyewitness accounts from men & women who were there, historians as well as taped statements from Marsha & Sylvia. I’ll still keep watching Drunk History though! 😉
Literally everything about this story directly denies the stories of people who were there.
Miss Kitty Fantastico
Miss Kitty Fantastico:
Judy just died and the queens were in a mood. It's so sad that the NYPD won't investigate Marsha's murder.
angel noel
angel noel:
This is great but I think Marsha herself said she wasn’t even at Stonewall until later in the night when the rebellion was already happening
Gina Foster
Gina Foster:
Had to come here to learn this since public school would never teach you this🙄
Sometimes a riot is a protest and sometimes a protest is a riot. It comes from massive injustice. BLM ✊🏻✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
Quindara King
Quindara King:
And this was recommended today. Riots are the voices of those who aren’t heard
Swami Netero
Swami Netero:
theres a video of marsha saying herself she wasnt even there lmao
Actually, it was Storme DeLarverie who threw the first punch.
Whatsit Tuyah
Whatsit Tuyah:
“Wait, Nobody died at Stonewall?”- historian Derrick Barry
Wendy Nerd
Wendy Nerd:
And then the Stonewall movie gave her accomplishments to a white cis boy...
Double Guitars
Double Guitars:
Oh my God that Laugh at 2.40 was just everything 😂
Hannah Bowman
Hannah Bowman:
Her hair is the most beautiful thing Ive ever seen
Homeboy is thirsty.... XD
Lover Deadly
Lover Deadly:
Marsha "Pay It No Mind" Johnson is like a saint.
"this was a point in time where you came out as being trans and nobody gaf about you"

I wish that this was "a point in time", but ppl are still getting kicked out of their homes and killed even if they do disclose their genders. :/
•biscuit_bisquicc •
•biscuit_bisquicc •:
I see the way u looked at her Derek 👀
goth milk
goth milk:
Rest in power, to the woman who started it all for us.
Toa Sua
Toa Sua:
the way derek stares at Crissle.... ahahahahahaha HE SPRUNG!!!!
Anthony Hale
Anthony Hale:
Y’all saw them punches Sylvia Rivera was throwing at 4:06? I screamed so loud! 😂😂😂 This was everything!!! Marsha was THE ONE (and still is)!!!
David Whitt
David Whitt:
According to Marsha herself "The way I winded up being at Stonewall that night, I was having a party uptown. And we were all out there and Miss Sylvia Rivera and them were over in the park having a cocktail.
I was uptown and I didn’t get downtown until about two o’clock, because when I got downtown the place was already on fire. And it was a raid already. The riots had already started." Nice revisionist history though to push a particular narrative.
Radical Rainbow
Radical Rainbow:
This isn’t how it happened Marsha arrived at the Stonewall well after the disturbance (it wasn’t a riot) had started,no one really knows who kicked it off! Nor was it the first time American LGBTQI people had fought in the streets with the cops
c c
c c:
Marsha actually didn’t get in town until the riots had already started! So she technically didn’t throw the first glass/brick and nobody knows who did. However Marsha was a HUGE figure in the gay liberation movement and a very successful & famous performer. She is an incredible person and did so much for us, worship her!
Kamden Hatten
Kamden Hatten:
YouTube really does think their funny.
He always be fallin in love with the black girls lol
Andrew Mcguire
Andrew Mcguire:
marsha didn’t actually throw the first brick it was someone called Stormé DeLarverie
it’s cool they’re talking about stonewall but most of this is inaccurate
Ryan Sandler
Ryan Sandler:
Dead. 2:25
Yee Haw
Yee Haw:
Can’t wait for the drunk history of the 2020 riots
Logan Grandstaff
Logan Grandstaff:
Marsha p. Johnson has said before that she didn't start the stone wall riots. And Storme Delarverie has said that she has and hasn't before so nobody knows if she did or not.
this drunk history episode is cute and all but it's wrong cos marsha herself admitted that she showed up to stonewall that night AFTER the riot started. she said she showed up around 1am and the riot was already in full swing by then. so this is literally a false account of what happened.
Stormé started the riot, not Marsha, who literally said she wasn’t there until after the riots started. Stop trying to rewrite history
lucky zamora
lucky zamora:
“N-nobody was killed?!”
Tosca Groenewold
Tosca Groenewold:
is it weird that i ship them
Dee Miller
Dee Miller:
I think he likes like Chrissel 😉
Jason Barajas
Jason Barajas:
Marsha P. Johnson actually didn't get to the bar until after the riot started lol and she didn't throw the first brick. She did throw a brick tho!
Stacey Knoell
Stacey Knoell:
Black people and Sacajawea! YES!!
Her hair is beautiful af 😝❤️😆
paisley is fine
paisley is fine:
“you have the best laugh in the world,

*i love it..* 👁👄👁”
Sinclaire Anderson
Sinclaire Anderson:
Crissle is the best
Heaven Davis
Heaven Davis:
the fact that they ended up in the kitchen with my girl speaking her TRUTH had me so dead lmao. one of my faves for SURE
Zach Samuels
Zach Samuels:
Marsha didn't throw the first stone lol. she has said this herself in an interview. she says she didn't get there until 2 when the place was already on fire
Chrissy R
Chrissy R:
Marsha didn’t start the riots actually from what I know. The shot glass thing wasn’t her. She led the movement and the riots when she got there but historians think she got to the Stonewall Inn right after the riots started
Grace Furtwengler
Grace Furtwengler:
Crissle is a mood
This story is incorrect, for the true story, go watch this video about what happened at the beginning of the Stonewall bar resistance at

She didn't throw the first rock/brick or shot glass, because she arrived at 2am and helped with the riots that were already happening, But she did carry on the movement.
Fairy _Creations
Fairy _Creations:
Drunk history: the blm movement and ending police brutality for minority groups. 🥃🍸🍺🍻🥂🍾 LET’S GGOOOO
Allie Adkins Liles
Allie Adkins Liles:
Love this—however, an important person was left out: Storme DeLarverie
Wow, this is factually wrong. Marsha wasn't there when the riot started. You can listen to Marshas interview about the Stonewall riot here:
"I was uptown and I didn’t get downtown until about two o’clock, because when I got downtown the place was already on fire. And it was a raid already. The riots had already started."
Why is CC spreading lies?
Its 1960 but Im seeing 2019 Cadilacs in the background.
Zander Foster
Zander Foster:
This is sooooooo incorrect. If we start rewriting history we will never move forward. This is a disgrace to the lgbt movement. Marsha said on multiple accounts that she didn’t come to stonewall until after things got crazy. You are doing the entire lgbt movement and Marsha p Johnson a disservice. Shame on the straights.
Crissle is gorgeous.
Suspended in Gaffa
Suspended in Gaffa:
Except she didn't. She was uptown at the time, and didn't get to Stonewall until 2a-ish. #lookitup
Max W.
Max W.:
bringing this back for pride 2020. do NOT forget where pride originated from!!
Angeline Ameloot
Angeline Ameloot:
Marsha didn’t to the riot until 2 but she’s still awesome tho
wowie 21
wowie 21:
Transvendor, shopkeepers who are trans
Bow down.
this is awful i can't believe the misinfo is so strong that an entire drunk history ep got made about this. MARSHA WASNT THERE.
Evie Elliot Gerzio
Evie Elliot Gerzio:
4:53 "it gives me chills" me too babe. I got chills for a whole while, my eyes got teary.

I'm so proud of this. I know this by heart. Being a gen z, I learnt all of this through the internet, and I'm so proud of these QUEENS, who made it possible for me to be whatever I am. And so many others get to be who they are, and love who they love. This is the true meaning of PRIDE. Know your history, and OWN it 💙💚💛🧡❤
MatHM 14
MatHM 14:
I think might be my favorite series on Comedy Central
Nucman 133
Nucman 133:
Crissle is my favorite!! I love her laugh so much!!
I thought Stonewall was just about gay people. News to me they even had that trans stuff back then.
Bronwen Alvah
Bronwen Alvah:
Crissle West is too attractive for YouTube.
James Mackes
James Mackes:
5:19 I literally have that exact same blanket. Like down to the color and pattern.
First Person Studios
First Person Studios:
I'm absolutely in love with this girl. Her laugh is like music. <3
"Human-ness wins."
Annika Zwo
Annika Zwo:
watching this now and it is empowering to hear marsha's story
Kinda sad they didn't get a trans actress to play Marsha's role. But overall, loved it.
Tamara Austin
Tamara Austin:
I watched the Netflix documentary the Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson last year, which was amazin. I'm glad Drunk History highlighted her. Well done Derek!
Tracy Martel
Tracy Martel:
Ladies and gentlemen: the first drunk history based exclusively on Instagram posts as research.
1. Marsha P Johnson only ever identified as a drag queen, gay man, and transvestite (WHICH IS N O T THE SAME AS TRANSGENDER) in their life time. It was only speculations after they died that they were trans, but THEY denied it.
2. Johnson THEMSELF denied EVER starting the riot and EVERYONE who was there said that Storme Delavarie-a black butch lesbian-was the one who threw the first punch. And how dare you talk about Stonewall without even mentioning her.
3. Everyone at stonewall would HATE any person or faction of the LGBT+ getting sole credit for starting or causing Stonewall, because it was about COMMUNITY. But if you’re GOING TO, get your mother fucking facts RIGHT.
4. There👏were👏no👏bricks👏at👏Stonewall👏