Bianey Garcia & Mateo Guerrero
Bianey Garcia spearheads Make the Road New York’s advocacy on transgender issues, leading the organization’s Trans Immigrant Project. That includes playing a key role in successful efforts to repeal New York’s “walking while trans” law, a victory that was years in the making. She and Mateo Guerrero, who has also been active in the Trans Immigrant Project, denounced attacks against trans and gender-nonconforming people last year. Garcia and Guerrero are both members of Decrim NY, a nonprofit trying to decriminalize and destigmatize sex work in the state.