Join us at a Rally to Protest Attack on a Transgender Community Leader

Apicha Community Health Center Feb 11, 2016  

Rally_ad.pngETNYC (Everything Transgender in NYC) Founder and Director, transgender advocate Jennifer Louise Lopez, was the victim of physical attack aboard the MTA uptown D train around 10pm on Saturday, January 30th as she attempted to escape at the 125th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. station in Harlem.

The NYC SGL/LGBT Coalition is organizing a press conference and rally to protest the attack tomorrow at 5:30 pm.

When: Friday, February 12th at 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, Jennifer may go blind in that eye.

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 community.

For More Information Contact:

NYC Coalition Coordinating Committee:
Manny Rivera, John-Martin, or Carmen Neely at (212) 722 – 4870 or info@nyccoaliton.org


Apicha Community Health Center’s Transgender Health Clinic is committed to providing whole person Primary Medical Care to address the distinct needs of transgender and gender non-conforming, gender variant and genderqueer individuals.

Apicha CHC's Transgender Health Clinic provides individualized primary medical care to Asian & Pacific Islanders and other communities of color in an affirming environment. Our Transgender Health services include:

  • Personalized Primary Care
  • Routine Check-Up and Immunizations
  • Initiation and Maintenance of Hormone Therapy
  • Short-Term Mental Health Services
  • Care Management
  • Transgender Groups

If you have been a victim of an attack due to your gender identity, request an appointment with Apicha CHC to make use of some of our transgender groups.

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