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Source: QNS
Subject: TGNCIQ Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Hundreds march through Corona demanding expanded protections for trans people and sex workers

Make the Road New York (MRNY) hosted its 11th Annual Trans Latinx March Saturday, July 9, in Corona, focusing on protections for all trans and nonbinary workers.

About 400 people attended the march at Corona Plaza, where protesters demanded workplace protections regardless of industry. Mateo Guerrero, MRNY program manager, said that despite New York state passing legislation guaranteeing no one can be fired based on gender identity, it still occurs.

“There are still a lot of [loopholes] that employers use such as ‘We can’t offer more hours,’ [or] ‘There is less work to do,’ and slowly push out folks from their area of work,” Guerrero said.