Know Your Rights
Source: City & State NY
Subject: TGNCIQ Justice
Type: Media Coverage

The 2021 Pride Power 100

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91. Bianey Garcia and Mateo Guerrero

The first time Bianey Garcia dressed up “sexy” for a date with her boyfriend, NYPD officers arrested her under an anti-loitering law that LGBTQ advocates assailed as the “walking while trans” ban. She soon joined Make the Road New York, the influential immigrant-led grassroots organization, helping to overturn that same law earlier this year. Mateo Guerrero, who has been involved with the organization since he was 15, is the group’s leadership coordinator, and helps inspire other organizers with his coming out story as an immigrant trans man.