For the sixth year in a row, neighborhood organizers Make the Road NY’s all-local pride parade marched down a sunny Knickerbocker Avenue. This past Saturday afternoon, around 100 people — queer-identified immigrants and their supporters and family — turned out for the event, though there weren’t many spectators.
The event seems more important in recent years, after the beating death of Ecuadoran immigrant José Sucuzhañay, attacked because he was thought to be gay. Make the Road’s own Ana Maria Archila was recently profiled in a Times story on gay marriage.
Since the November NYC elections, MRNY members have been hard at work setting the agenda for our next mayor, City Council and citywide elected officials.
We kicked off "Talking Transition" with a low-wage worker forum and our attorneys have been staffing a Single Stop clinic around the clock at the Transition tent.
Recently, our youth joined the Transitions conversation to bring education and police reform issues into the spotlight for the new elected officials. 17-year-old youth leader Cheyanne Smith was also profiled in the New York Times for her leadership to make NYC schools more respectful, safe, and dignified places for learning.