U.S. Justice Department honors trans activist Victoria Cruz

Victoria Cruz (Photo – NY Daily News)

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Last week Attorney General Eric Holder honored trans activist Victoria Cruz and 11 others at National Crime Victims’ Service Awards ceremony in Washington D.C.

Cruz began as an activist in 1997 when she reported the nursing home coworkers harassing her. This ultimately ended in two successful convictions. Shortly thereafter, she started working as a counselor with New York City’s Anti-Violence Project helping other victims in the LGBT community, making it her life’s work.

Cruz: “For me it’s very humbling and I’m honored, but to me all of this is also very healing. . . . This award is very positive. It makes the invisible, very visible. It allows our community to know the services that are there for them, to show our community that when they are in darkness they can always come to light.”

More about Cruz’s background from The Huffington PostVictoria Cruz, Latina Transgender, Given Award From Justice Department For Her Work With Abuse Victims.

Victoria Cruz (Photo – NY Daily News)

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