Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013 at Queens Pride House
On November 21, Queens Pride House held an event to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day on which members of the transgender community and their allies around the United States and around the world honor victims of hate crimes. The event was co-sponsored by the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and Q-Wave, an organization for lesbian, bisexual and queer women and transgendered and gender-variant people of Asian descent in New York City.
“This year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance at Queens Pride House provided members of the transgender community and allies with an opportunity to discuss the causes of discrimination and violence against transgendered people as well as possible ways to address such discrimination and violence,” said Pauline Park, president of the board of directors and acting executive director. Park is also the only openly transgendered executive director of any LGBT community center in the city or state of New York.
The only LGBT community center in the borough, Queens Pride House was founded in 1997 and moved to its present location on 37th Ave. in 2006. Queens Pride House serves over 6,000 clients and conducts health support, education and referral programs, and cultural and social programming and offers free counseling to members of the community. For more info., contact:
President and acting executive director
(718) 424-4003 (h)
(718) 662-8893 (c)
(718) 429-5309 (QPH)
Queens Pride House
76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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