Transgender Latinas Find a Refuge in Queens

City Room (The New York Times)
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December 3, 2012

Since 2008, a growing number of transgender Latinas have gathered in Queens every Friday night, discussing challenges unfamiliar to many New Yorkers...Conducted in Spanish, the sessions are aimed at those who have emigrated from Latin American countries where violence toward gay and transgender people is common.  The group provides participants with concrete knowledge and life skills. But above all, it is a refuge that helps build self-esteem and unites a community.