LGBT+ COMMUNITY PROTESTS CRIMINALIZATION OF PEOPLE IN THE SEX TRADES
New York, NY, November 10, 2015—LGBT+ community groups will host a town hall at the LGBT Center on 13th St. in Manhattan at 6 PM to 8:30 PM, November 11, 2015.
These groups seek to organize against the August 25, 2015 raid by the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, and the NYPD in the larger context of the epidemic of violence against our communities while basic needs for housing, living wages, and affirming medical care remain unmet. These disparities overwhelmingly target people of color, especially women, trans-women and gender non-conforming people of color.
From 6 PM to 7:30 PM, discussants will raise awareness about the Rentboy raid as well as community-based campaigns for policy reform that include people in the sex trades, at the federal, state, and local level.
From 7:30 to 8:30 PM, forum participants will break into three working group sessions focused on policy advocacy, community organizing and actions, and litigation and legal services. The working group portion of the event is closed to the press.
Contact: Rico Stone, (c) 917-565-4323; email@example.com
Sponsors: #HookUp Collaborative, hookupcollaborative.wordpress.com; ACT-UP/NY, actupny.com; Best Practices Policy Project, www.bestpracticespolicy.org; Red Umbrella Project, redumbrellaproject.org
This event is not affiliated with any company or organization, but is instead organized by a loose working group of people who have advertised, and people in community with advertisers, on Rentboy.com.