Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Has Suffered a Stroke

The Stonewall veteran and lifelong transgender activist has been hospitalized.

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a transgender activist who took part in the Stonewall riots and is the founder of the House of GG, has suffered a stroke.

House of GG COO/CFO Sharyn Grayson and the board of directors shared a statement on the organization’s Facebook page, saying the 78-year-old was taken to the hospital Thursday morning, July 4.

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy
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“We do know that her speech is slurred, there is muscle weakness on her right side, and she is unable to swallow safely, at this point,” the statement reads. “She will be hospitalized until next week, after which time she will need to be transferred to an acute rehab facility for further aggressive treatment.”

It also asks those who know and love her to refrain from making calls so she can rest, and that more information will be made available regarding her recovery when more is known.

The full statement follows.

 

UPDATE: Representatives of the House of GG have posted updates on Griffin-Gracy’s condition, noting her condition has improved. Those wishing to offer support are encouraged to write letters but to continue to not attempt to call Griffin-Gracy, as she continues to recuperate. She has reportedly been eating, singing along to music, and, as can be seen an accompanying photograph, smiling.

In a post made on July 7, it is said doctors have told her she will “probably be transferred to Baptist Hospital early next week to begin her rehab treatment,” with an anticipated stay of about two weeks to no longer than a month.

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