NYC Honorary Street Names

Mac Niallis

Tarlach Mac Niallais Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of 49th Street and 43rd Avenue
Honoree: Tarlach Mac Niallais (1963-2020) was an LGBTQ activist and disability rights advocate for over three decades. He began campaigning on LGBT and Republican prisoners’ rights issues in Belfast, Ireland in the 1980’s. He later went on to participate in the protests on Fifth Avenue with the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization in the 1990’s until recently when the Lavender and Green Alliance and other Irish LGBT groups could finally march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He protested Ian Paisley’s anti-gay Free Presbyterian Church and Democratic Unionist Party and later became the formation manager of the LGBT Lavender and Green Irish group. He died of COVID-19. (Van Bramer)

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