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Activists Fighting Transphobia In New York

FROM THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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Activists demand justice after two victims attacked in anti-gay, anti-transgender Queens assaults
Chanel Lopez, transgender community liaison, spoke at protest rally for transgender immigrants in Queens on Tuesday. (Andrew Savulich / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

 

Gay and transgender rights activists are demanding justice after two alleged hate crimes in Queens — the stabbing of a transgender woman and the beating of a gay man — after the borough’s Pride Parade.

The beating happened at about 9:55 p.m. as victim Brandon Soriano, 25, was walking through Jackson Heights after the June 3 parade, police sources said.

“You’re a f—–g f—-t!” two men yelled, just before descending on Soriano and pummeling him on 83rd St. at 37th Ave., sources said. The men then ran north. Cops have made no arrests.

Soriano’s mom, Mary Kilafofski, 48, said one of the men knocked him unconscious, and the other started kicking.