Queens, N.Y. Pride

During Queens Pride, Workers World Party members joined in the #TGNCSilentWalk commemorating the lives of Dana Martin, Ashanti Carmon, Claire Legato, Jazzaline Ware, Muhlaysia Booker and Tamika Washington, all trans women of color murdered in the U.S. in 2019.

The contingent also honored Johana Medina Leon, trans asylum seeker from El Salvador, who died June 1 in [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] custody, and Roxana Hernandez, trans asylum seeker from Honduras, dead in ICE custody in 2018.

The contingent message was well received by the Queens community, with many joining in the chant, “Roxana Hernandez, PRESENTE!” and “Fuck the police!” The contingent, organized by Latinx trans women, highlighted the fact that transphobia kills and sex work is work.

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