Bronx BP Gibson joins LGBTQIA+ leaders to raise transgender flag at Bronx Borough Hall

Members of the LGBTQIA+ Task Force are advocating for policies and resources around health care, employment, and mental health for residents of all identities.

Elly Morillo and Adolfo Carrion

Apr 1, 2024, 10:10 PM

Updated 21 days ago

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Members of the LGBTQIA+ Task Force are advocating for policies and resources around health care, employment, and mental health for residents of all identities.
The transgender flag was raised at Bronx Borough Hall for the first time by Borough President Vanessa Gibson and LGBTQIA+ leaders.
Gibson says the flag raising represents a commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all Bronx residents regardless of their gender identity or expression.
"This event marks the first time in our history that we are raising the flag at Borough Hall, symbolizing our commitment and our dedication to recognizing and celebrating our transgender and gender non-conforming community," said Gibson.
Officials also announced the return of the LGBTQIA+ Job and Resource Fair. Members of the LGBTQIA+ Task Force are advocating for policies and resources around health care, employment, and mental health for residents of all identities.
"I'm asking my allies, I am begging my allies, we need you to show up for us in spaces where we're not present and need you to have a voice for us," said Sean Coleman, of Destination Tomorrow.


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