Edgar Garzón Corner
77th Street and 37th Avenue
Edgar Garzon (1966 – 2001)
Andrés Duque describes his friend Eddie as “electric, driven, beautiful.” A talented dancer and stage designer, Garzon was walking home from a local gay bar in Queens when he was attacked. His death was overshadowed by the events of 9/11—then five years later, his attacker was found, arrested and charged as he stepped off a plane from London.
Andrés recalls the story of how Eddie designed the winning float of the 1997 Gay Pride parade in Queens for the Colombian Gay and Lesbian Organization COLEGA. The theme: “100% Colombian Coffee, 100% Gay Colombian”.
Audio story and text by Mariado Martinez
Neighborhood photographs by Brianna Poulos and Sarah Luft
Images and photographs provided by Andrés Duque
Audio Queens Pride Parade by Lagarchivist, YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSWBiK8VjIg
Cumbia Colombiana by JuliusH from Pixaba
Parrot / Positive Latino Background Music / Latin Trap Beat by SoulProdMusic from Pixabay