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Source: QNS
Subject: TGNCIQ Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Annual Trans Latinx Night in Jackson Heights demands equality and end of discrimination

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The 10th annual Trans Latinx Night at Corona Plaza in Jackson Heights saw more than 200 community members join the festivities and calls for an end to discrimination on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Within ten years, the event by the Trans Immigrant Project (TRIP), an LGBTQ immigrant advocacy division of Make the Road New York, has grown from a small community march demanding employment equality to a major annual event calling for an end to the criminalization and detention of trans people and transgender violence.

This year event organizers canceled the march due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis — instead rallying for transgender rights in the plaza, featuring transgender speakers who shared their stories and lively performances by transgender entertainers.