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This Latino-Heavy, And Gay Friendly, NYC Neighborhood Remembers Orlando

Jun 16, 2016

"I am gay. I am heterosexual. I am lesbian. I am transsexual. I am what I want to be. Because it is what God created me for," said Rev. Fabian Arias, as he and others gathered at the Manhattan Cocktail Lounge in bustling Jackson Heights, Queens....


Arias, the senior pastor of the Lutheran Church of Sion, located at St. Peter's Church in Manhattan, marched on the neighborhood's iconic and diverse Roosevelt Avenue with LGBT activists, residents and community leaders holding candles, banners, flags and photos to remember the 49 victims of Sunday's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.


Read the full article from NBC News here.