Lorena Borjas Way
Baxter Avenue and 83rd Street
Lorena Borjas was a transgender Mexican-American activist who helped to protect transgender victims of human trafficking, slavery and violence. She was known by many as the mother of the transgender community in Queens, New York.
Liaam Winslet, a close friend and colleague, talks about how Lorena loved going to clubs, no matter the hour, to meet the girls and cement lasting friendships.
This interview is in Spanish.
Audio story and text by Divya Murthy and Maria Dolores Martinez Perez
Portrait of Lorena Borjas, by Liaam Winslet
Street sign and neighborhood photographs by Joe Caffrey
Music by: Landra’s Dream by Audionautix
Photo of Liaam Winslet