Post Tagged with: "transgender"

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Andrea Marra Challenges Jose Peralta

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Jackson Heights resident Andrea Marra would become the first Asian American in the state Senate and the first transgender member of the state legislature if she wins the race for the District 13 seat, reports QNS.

Governor Cuomo issued a pardon for Mexican activist Lorena Borjas.
 (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Transgender Activist Among 18 Immigrants Pardoned by Cuomo

Immigration, Latino, LGBTQ, New York, Women January 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Mexican transgender and immigrant activist Lorena Borjas will start a new life after Gov. Cuomo pardoned her sentence, along with those of 17 other immigrants who were at risk of deportation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mateo Guerrero, 21, laughs at himself when he shaves, because even after nearly two years on testosterone, he knows he doesn't have much facial hair yet - but he still likes the habit. Here, he gets ready for work at home in Corona, Queens on April 5, 2017. (Photo by Mallory Moench via Brooklyn Based)

Capturing an Immigrant’s Transitioning

LGBTQ, South American June 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm

A photo essay in Brooklyn Based documents the life of a “pioneer activist” who started transitioning a few years after immigrating from Colombia.

Naira Berríos and her friend Gabriela Andrade were attacked at a Queens McDonald's for being transsexual. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Violence against LGBT Community on the Rise in NYC

Crime, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens April 12, 2017 at 10:20 am

An attack on two transgender Latinas in Jackson Heights highlights an increase in hate crimes against the LGBT community after Trump got elected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

An estimated 40,000 spectators attended the Queens Pride Parade. (Photo via El Diario)

LGBT Latinos Raise Their Voice at Queens Parade

Culture, Immigration, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens June 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm

The 24th annual Queens Pride parade was held in Jackson Heights on Sunday to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the LGBT community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The transgender community has complained of an increase in attacks directed at its members. (Photo from LGBT Community Center via El Diario)

Transgender People Fear More Attacks after Trump’s Victory

Latino, LGBTQ, New York November 23, 2016 at 11:11 am

At a meeting for transgender people in Queens, the election of Trump raised concerns and fear of intolerance and discrimination, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jennifer de la Cruz is preparing to achieve her goals. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Queens Transgender Women Fight Discrimination With Education

Education, Labor, LGBTQ, Queens, Women December 4, 2015 at 4:10 pm

A group of Latina transgender women in Queens created a cooperative that provides them with training and education in cosmetology and styling, El Diario reports.

Strength in Numbers’ Somjen Frazer discusses the key findings of her consulting group’s study. (Photo by Donna Aceto via Gay City News)

Disparities for New York State’s Transgender Residents

LGBTQ, New York December 3, 2015 at 4:21 pm

A new report highlights disparities in the transgender population in New York even vis-a-vis other members of the LGBT community, reports Gay City News.

Council member Ritchie Torres at the transgender forum at Hostos Community College (Photo via The Bronx Free Press)

Transgender Forum in Bronx a First

Bronx, LGBTQ, New York August 4, 2015 at 3:35 pm

The first citywide transgender forum was held in the Bronx and drew a crowd to hear about access to city services by transgender individuals, The Bronx Free Press reports.

Brook Cerda and Joselyn Mendoza (right) spoke about the work and social challenges faced by transgender people. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Workplace Harsh, Dangerous for Transgender Latinas

LGBTQ, New York June 5, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Latina transgender activists complain of job discrimination and a lack of social acceptance, El Diario reports.

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Mourners of Murdered Trans Woman Fight for Justice

Black, Crime, Manhattan February 4, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Activists gathered outside NYPD headquarters last week to protest the handling of Islan Nettles’ case, Gay City News reports.

Columnist Nathan Riley of Gay City News says new policy commissioner Wiliam Bratton should counter police racism (Photo by James Nova, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Four Pieces of Advice for William Bratton

Crime, LGBTQ, New York December 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Repudiating racially motivated policies, reducing marijuana stops, eliminating humiliating stops of transgender individuals and working toward an overall reduction in incarceration rates should be the four key steps taken by the new police commissioner.

So far this year, some 15 cases of job discrimination have been filed through MRNY by members of the transgender community.
(Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Trans Women Suffer Greater Job Discrimination

Labor, LGBTQ October 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm

In reporting on a Make the Road New York study that found transgender people face heightened discrimination in the workplace, El Diario-La Prensa speaks to transgender New Yorkers who confirm the finding with their own experiences.

Maria, a transgender individual from Mexico, says she suffered in an immigration jail in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diaro- La Prensa)

Transgender Immigrants Detail Detention Abuse

In the News, LGBTQ August 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Transgender immigrants report suffering abuse during detention in immigration jails in the U.S., including being denied hormones, being placed in solitary confinement, and being pressured to sign documents for voluntary deportation, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo by Donna Aceto via Gay City News)

LGBT Advocates Rally for Bill to Decriminalize Condom Possession

Health, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics June 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

The state bill would prevent condoms from being used evidence in court, Gay City News reports. Some members of the community stop carrying condoms in fear of being arrested for alleged prostitution.