THE NYC SGL/LGBTQ COALITION HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE & RALLY TO PROTEST ATTACK ON TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY LEADER
WHEN: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th – 5:30 PM
WHERE: D-Train Station at West 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
WHY: Transgender Community Leader, NYC SGL/LGBTQ Coalition Member, and Founder and Director of Everything Transgender in New York City, Jennifer Louise Lopez, was attacked on the MTA uptown D-Train around 10PM on Saturday, January 30th. She was subjected to transphobic slurs and severely beaten. Jennifer suffered multiple injuries, including the shattering of her glasses which caused her to require emergency eye surgery, as a result.
A video of the incident can be seen at etnyc.org. There is concern about the length of time it has taken to apprehend the assailant, and THE COALITION is calling for an increase in money awarded to anyone who helps in this.
If you have any information that can help please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. The current reward is $2,000.00.
WHO: The NYC SGL/LGBTQ Coalition (THE COALITION), is a coalition of NYC Black and Latino SGL/LGBTQ leaders, whose mission is to collaborate to provide advocacy and education for issues concerning NYC’s SGL/LGBTQ community. We will take action against any acts of violence or hate, as well as support city wide initiatives created to benefit our SGL/LGBTQ
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NYC Coalition Coordinating Committee: Manny Rivera, John-Martin, or Carmen Neely at (212) 722 – 4870 or info@nyccoaliton