Activism was Borjas life’s work. Born in Mexico, she became a legal permanent citizen of the USA in 1990 and her work on behalf of the transgender and immigrant communities made her a prominent leader, earning her recognition as a New York Woman of Distinction in the State Senate in 2019.
“You could aspire to be like her but you clearly know you won’t be like her because you are not as selfless as she is.”
“She was there. Lorena was that person who, if you got arrested, you called her at three in the morning and she would answer. First thing in the morning she would be in court with a lawyer to get you out of jail.”Cecilia Gentili
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