After organizing to repeal the “walking while trans” ban, advocates in the state—and around the country—are looking ahead to the next fight. Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that repeals a decades-old statute that advocates say disproportionately targeted trans people who are simply walking or standingContinue Reading

In recent years, you may have heard the term “sex workers” and wondered how it’s different from “sex trafficking.” We often hear “sex workers” referenced these days as a disenfranchised group deserving respect and protections, as in, “The pandemic has been hard on sex workers.” “Sex trafficking” is a termContinue Reading

After hearing powerful first-hand accounts of Los Angeles police officers rescuing children from sex traffickers, the Police Commission on Tuesday called on the City Council to protect the LAPD’s anti-trafficking efforts against budget cuts. “Anything less, in my opinion, is an abdication of our responsibility as a city,” said WilliamContinue Reading