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Vigil for Ms. Colombia Tonight at Jackson Heights Post Office

Oct. 5, 2018 By Tara Law

A public vigil for Jackson Heights LGBT icon Ms. Colombia will be held in front of the Jackson Heights Post Office tonight.

The vigil will take place at the post office, which is at 78-02 37th Ave. at 7 p.m., according to Councilmember Daniel Dromm’s office. The event will be hosted by Ms. Colombia’s family, Dromm and members of local advocacy groups, including Make the Road New York and Queens Pride.

Ms. Colombia, whose birth name was Osvaldo Gomez, was found dead in the water off of Jacob Riis Park earlier this week, Dromm’s office said. Police say that foul play is not suspected, although the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of her death.

Ms. Colombia was a fixture in the annual Queens Pride parade, and will be remembered by many for her colorful way of dressing and her joyful approach to life.

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Neil

So first and foremost rest in peace to Osvaldo aka Ms.Coloumbia he was such an incredible person happy peaceful I’m known to him for many many years I also known a bar to off Roosevelt Avenue gay who are very nasty towards him in one or two occasions because myself and friends have invited him in for a drink and the bartenders were in happy however that’s on a whole nother note I wonder if the police or the medical examination has came to an occlusion or is this going to be swept under the rug I find it very hard to believe that Osvaldo would have went to Reese Park October 4th weather it been the day afternoon or evening and just happened to drowned in the water I don’t that to be very weird being that I’ve been at the beach and have seen him numerous times and all he does is walk around the store looking at cell and say hello to people with his bird I hope that this case will haven’t conclusion and some answers to the death of an iconic humble compassionate individual




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