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Hundreds March Through Corona Saturday in Support of Trans Latin Americans

More than 500 people marched through the streets of Corona Saturday to support Latin Americans who are members of the trans community. (Photo provided by Make The Road New York)

July 11, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

More than 500 people marched through the streets of Corona Saturday in support of Latin Americans who are members of the trans community.

The colorful protest rally, called the Annual Trans-Latinx March, began at around 5 p.m. where attendees converged at Corona Plaza in front of makeshift stage to the backdrop of a large trans flag. The term “Latinx” refers to people of Latin American heritage.

The event, now in its 11th year, was organized by Make the Road New York, a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization that advocates for immigrant causes. The group also has an office at 92-10 Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights.

The speakers at the event listed a range of demands they say will improve the lives of trans people. For instance, attendees called for an end to employment discrimination and hate violence against trans people. They appealed for better access to healthcare as well as an end to the incarceration and deportation of Trans-Latinx people.

They also want better protections put in place for Trans-Latinx sex workers.

The event, organizers say, was also held to celebrate the resiliency of Trans-Latinx people with a number of speakers sharing their personal stories in Spanish about being trans. Other speakers highlighted the importance of protecting fellow members of the trans community.

Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz and Democratic primary winner for the Assembly District 30 seat Steven Raga were among those in attendance.

The march stepped off at around 6 p.m. from Corona Plaza and was led by two people holding a large banner that read “mi exister es resistir,” which means “my existence is to resist.”

Many marchers could be seen waving transgender pride flags and rainbow flags while others held signs that read: “support trans women,” “there is no pride in detention,” and “pride is not complete until trans migrants are free.”

Participants marched northbound along 103rd Street before heading west on 37th Avenue. They then headed southbound along Junction Boulevard for two blocks and then walked eastbound along Roosevelt Avenue before returning to Corona Plaza.

After the march, a block party took place at Corona Plaza featuring a number of singers and performers.

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Joe BideX

Most latino people despise the term LatinX – why do the liberal whites of america force this term on them? the White savior theatrics never end.

Why do you automatically assume it's White's fault!!!

Way to bring race into something where it wasnt.. but that is what perpetually angry Amish do anyway..


More excuses for Democrats to expand their voter base. Any excuse to skip the line of people who actually apply for immigration the correct way.

And btw they are being detained because they are breaking a federal law by crossing the border illegally not because of their gender identity. Stop twisting the narrative to victimize a certain population for pity.

What is a birthing person?

Apparently, that question is so difficult to answer, even the newest Supreme Court Justice was unable to define what a woman is.

Quite scary when you consider that the aforementioned judge is a woman herself and will be deciding cases on “women’s rights.”

C'mon Man

impossible to answer. there’s just no science behind the theory. as a non-binary furry dolphin (my pronouns are willy and flipper) that has transitioned from a trans gender fluid chocolate lab bobcat, i find biology very racist and it should be cancelled.

Gullible Republicans believe myths fairytales and conspiracy theories

Matt- Definition of woman is an adult female human being.

Hunter Biden's laptop

Congratulations. You are smarter than the newest Supreme Court Justice.

Gullible Republicans believe in myths fairytales and conspiracy theories

Fox talking point- The Supreme Court justice wasn’t fool enough to have a bimbo pull her into a philosophical discussion. How gullible are you?

I virtue signal, therefore I am.

When is the rally in support of trans-rastafarians, trans-nepali and trans-polynesian people?

Why are they being unjustly ignored? They have rights too!

Why does the Radical Right want everything to be PC?

I’m sorry a group of people celebrating upset you, could they have titled it something less offensive for you?

fake news

they were not celebrating…they were making fake discrimination claims to justify their own lawless behavior…if trans people want to be equal they must follow the law just like everyone else..

Why is the Radical Left so Thick?

How did this become a burning issue? It sounds like they have no problem with underage prostitutes (oh, I meant “sex workers”).


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