Joint statement from Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn, Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens, Queeramisu and Stonewall Democrats of New York City urging the immediate passage of A654/S2253 (Paulin/Hoylman).
Titled “Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act”, the bill is the most comprehensive push for the decriminalization of sex work, with particular focus on black women and TGNC women who are often the victims of anti-sex work laws.
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In a written statement, Jared Arader, LID’s president, noted that Menchaca is the only out LGBTQ legislator ever elected to office in Brooklyn.
“Brooklyn has a vibrant LGBT community but currently only one openly LGBTQ legislator, and he will leave office in 2021 due to term limits,” he said. “Representation matters — and that’s why we need to work together to ensure we have a voice in the table.”