Black Lives Matter

Black people nationwide continue to be harassed and murdered by law enforcement, with little to no consequences. We know that this systemic disregard for Black lives is neither new nor accidental, but rather a symptom of the endemic racism that shapes the society we live in. The movement to decriminalize sex work is all too…Continue reading Black Lives Matter

Hero of the Month: Ceyenne Doroshow, Celebrating Pride Through Justice

DSW’s Hero of the Month for June is Ceyenne Doroshow — activist, organizer, and a cornerstone of the international sex worker and transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary (TGNC) rights movements. Ceyenne, a Black transwoman, is also the founder and executive director of Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society (GLITS) in NYC. GLITS helps to…Continue reading Hero of the Month: Ceyenne Doroshow, Celebrating Pride Through Justice

“Six Feet Apart” Podcast With Alex Wagner Features J. Leigh Brantly

DSW’s J. Leigh Brantly was a guest on the Crooked Media podcast “Six Feet Apart With Alex Wagner,” discussing sex work amidst the pandemic. Six Feet Apart is a weekly show that explores every aspect of the human experience during COVID-19 and how people are surviving this extraordinary and life-defining event. In the episode “Sex,”…Continue reading “Six Feet Apart” Podcast With Alex Wagner Features J. Leigh Brantly

Lobbying in the Time of COVID?

DSW participated in Equality New York’s LGBTQI Virtual Day of Action. Community experts led panels and webinars on the movement’s policy priorities for this legislative session to improve the lives of LGBTQI New Yorkers and their families. After opening remarks from elected officials, including Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) and…Continue reading Lobbying in the Time of COVID?

DSW Participates in TGNC/NB Advocacy Day in NY

The New York State legislature is following social distancing protocol, and advocacy groups have organized virtual lobbying meetings to continue their activism. Through their work with the New York Gender Diversity Coalition and other organizations, DSW’s J. Leigh Brantly helped organize an historic day of activism. Transgender, Gender-Non Conforming, Non-Binary (TGNC/NB) Advocacy Day is an…Continue reading DSW Participates in TGNC/NB Advocacy Day in NY