November 18, 2020
G.L.I.T.S. (Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society) unveiled their brand new housing complex — the first housing program run by transgender individuals for transgender individuals in NYC. The building has 11 apartments and is located in the Woodhaven neighborhood of Queens. Ceyenne Doroshow, founder and executive director of G.L.I.T.S., plans to have each apartment lovingly decorated by a designer. The basement will hold an educational and learning center.
“Thirty years of a dream, of doing something like this,” Doroshow said at the opening ceremony. “But not just doing it; putting us in an area, in a location where we don't have to run.”
G.L.I.T.S. addresses the stigmatization and criminalization of trans people due to laws prohibiting sex work. Doroshow is a prominent leader in the Black Trans Lives Matter movement and has been featured in national news outlets such as Vogue, GQ, and The Wall Street Journal.