November 15-16, 2022
Decriminalize Sex Work (DSW) is proud to regularly partner with Equality New York (EQNY),a statewide advocacy organization working to advance equality and justice for LGBTQI New Yorkers and their families and to promote the decriminalization of consensual adult sex work. Earlier this month, EQNY board member Lindsay Jones, DSW Volunteer Attorney Allison Kolins, and DSW Legal Director Melissa Broudo traveled to the Hudson Valley to network with allies. They visited the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center in Kingston, NY, which provides holistic services and support for LGBTQ+ individuals throughout the Hudson Valley. They also met with Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition, which works to ensure housing and promotes criminal justice reform, including passage of the Hudson Breathe Act, which prohibits no-knock warrants), and the Clean Slate Act, which allows arrested individuals to move on with their lives by clearing their past convictions.
November 18, 2022
EQNY and DSW organized a joint event with Glinda the Good Bus. They visited four gay bars throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn to talk about the decriminalization of consensual adult sex work and the importance of comprehensive sex education. The event was a huge success! The evening was fun, informative, and exciting. Numerous DSW staffers and volunteers participated, including Melissa Broudo, Rebecca Cleary, and Volunteer Attorney Allison Kolins.
DSW and EQNY collaborated on this event with the goal of showcasing the inherent connection between sex work, LGBTQIA rights, and bodily autonomy.