New York Chapter
NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE HIGHLIGHTS HEALTHCARE OBSTACLES FOR TRANSGENDER NEW YORKERS IN NEW VIDEO
New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams today released a short-form documentary piece highlighting the obstacles that transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers face in accessing quality, gender-affirming health care. The piece, entitled Our Healthcare, features a roundtable discussion between members of the Office of the Public Advocate and a panel of transgender activists– watch it here….
Disband the NYPD virtueless vice squad
As New York City’s budget talks kick into high gear, lawmakers have a choice to make when it comes to true public safety. They can meaningfully fund services for sex workers, massage workers and trafficking survivors, or they can continue business as usual, spending $18 million a year on the NYPD’s vice squad….
African-American Trans Protesters Are Marching for the Police Killing of Tony McDade, Black Trans Man
On May 27, Tony McDade, a 38-year-old African-American transgender man, Tony McDade, was shot and killed in the Leon Arms apartment complex by an officer of Tallahassee Police Department. Tallahassee police has not released the name of the officer who killed him. The National Black Justice Coalition has called for a “full and complete investigation”…
HONORING INTERNATIONAL SEX WORKER RIGHTS DAY
Each year, sex workers, advocates, and allied communities celebrate International Sex Worker Rights Day, recognizing a movement that upholds the principles of harm reduction to support the rights and dignity of those who are most vulnerable. International Sex Worker Rights Day was first organized in 2001 by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya, a Kolkata-based sex worker rights group whose name translates to “The Unstoppable Women’s Synthesis Committee.” It has since been adopted as a universal day of celebration, recognized around the world…