Staten Island group protests against clothing company exec over transgender rights – Peter N. Spencer

Staten Island, N.Y. — The glamour and glitz of Fashion Week is under way in Midtown Manhattan, but a Staten Island advocacy group is looking to make a different fashion statement on the doorstep of an Arrochar home.

Dozens of members of the Port Richmond-based Make the Road New picketed in front of the home of Lynda Markoe, executive vice president of human resources for Manhattan-based J. Crew. The non-profit group known for fighting for immigrants’ rights has taken up a new battle against the clothing retailer for allegedly discriminating against “transgender people.”