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Protesters in New York Demand End to Discrimination and Anti-Trans, Anti-Sex-Worker Laws

HeadlineAug 03, 2020

In New York City, sex workers and their allies took to the streets Saturday for the Black Sex Worker Liberation March and Vigil. Among protesters’ demands were the decriminalization of sex work and a repeal of the so-called Walking While Trans ban, an anti-loitering and anti-sex-work law that activists and rights groups say is disproportionately used to attack trans people.

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