LGBT Network Cohosts 7th Annual Trans-Latinx March

On Monday, July 9th, the LGBT Network joined hundreds, marching to celebrate diversity and raise awareness in the Jackson Heights community. While the Jackson Heights neighborhood has one of the largest LGBT Communities in New York City, the trans community remains vulnerable to discrimination, hate and violence. Transgender individuals face prejudice not only from the general public, but from the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual segments as well, making events like the Trans Latinx March all the more important. It was a celebratory yet powerful demonstration as LGBT Network staff and its contingent helped raise awareness for social equality and end transphobia and homophobia. J.R. Cehonski, the LGBT Network’s Queens Program Manager was on hand for the event. “The Trans Latinx March was a wonderful opportunity for the community of Queens to come together and show support for our transgender community members. It was a powerful sight to watch hundreds of people march down Roosevelt Ave and Junction Blvd and know that we were raising awareness and showing love to the trans people of Queens.”



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