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  • JEFFERSON MARKET LIBRARY 425 6th Avenue New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Join us for Trans Lives and Sex Work: How Trans People of Color Survive and Struggle in Sex Work, stories from the NYC Trans Oral History Project. The NYC Trans Oral History Project has gathered and posted over 90 oral history recordings with trans New Yorkers. Many of these stories include accounts of trans people using sex work to economically survive, and the difficulties they faced of violence, criminalization, police harassment, and stigma. Join us for an evening hearing the stories of trans sex work activists. They’ll discuss how and why trans people do sex work, the experiences they have, and the changing landscape faced by trans sex workers.

Friday, June 15, 2018
Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave.

Co-Sponsored by the NYC Trans Oral History Project, New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) and the New York Public Library.

Event for adults comfortable with discussions of sex work


TY WILLIAMS is a Trans* rights activist, motivational speaker, advocacy educator, organizer, chef, and violist. He is a lead organizer of the California chapters of Black Trans Men International and Alpha Omega Fraternity Incorporated, and a valued volunteer at various youth-centered organizations of San Diego. TY creates spaces of inclusion for Trans* individuals, especially Trans* youth, through community activism coupled with awareness education, fundraising, and support group facilitation.

KIARA ST. JAMES has been a community organizer for some 20 years. She is the
Founder and CEO of the New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG inc), an organization that is Trans-led and intent on creating new opportunities for the Trans community.

CEYENNE DOROSHOW is a powerhouse activist, organizer, community-based researcher and public figure in the trans and sex worker rights’ movements. As the Founder/Executive Director of G.L.I.T.S. (Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society) she provides holistic care to LGBTQ sex workers while serving on the following boards: SWOP-USA, Caribbean Equality Project, SOAR Institute, and NYTAG.

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