Hostos Holds Transgender Forum

Councilman Torres spoke at last Thursday’s citywide forum addressing the needs of transgender New Yorkers.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Ritchie Torres’ Office

Hosted by Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, Councilman Ritchie Torres, the LGBT Caucus of the New York City Council and community based organizations, the first ever citywide forum to discuss the needs of transgender New Yorkers saw over 100 participants in attendance. The forum, held at Hostos Community College on Saturday, July 25, helped raise awareness on issues impacting transgender New Yorkers, the barriers to services they face, including discrimination and violence and identify steps needed to create and sustain policies and initiatives best serving the transgender community.

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