NYC Honorary Street Names


Lorena Borjas Way (Queens)
Present name:83rd Street
Location:Between 37th Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue
Honoree: Lorena Borjas was born in Veracruz, Mexico in 1960 and came to the United States in 1980. She became an advocate for the LGBT Community and inspired many people. She made sure people were treated fairly and justly whether it be at health clinics or courthouses. In 2012, she co-founded the Lorena Borjas Community Fund and was actively involved in many organizations including the Latino Commission on Aids, AIDS Center of Queens County, Hispanic AIDS Forum, the Latino Commission on AIDS, She became a counselor for the Community Healthcare Network's Transgender Family Program, where she worked to obtain legal aid for victims of human trafficking. She died on March 30, 2020 of complications from COVID-19. (Moya)

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