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‘Sex Workers’ And Advocates Travel To Albany To Protest ‘Walking While Trans’ Law

More than 100 members of the advocacy group Decrim NY rallied in the state’s capitol on Tuesday to call on lawmakers to pass legislation to protect sex workers in New York. One of the bills repeals a loitering law, known as “walking while trans,” which advocates say allows police to profile, harass and arrest transgender people.

Decrim NY is a coalition of more than 30 organizations working to decriminalize, decarcerate and destigmatize the sex trades in New York city and state.

The “walking while trans” law gives police the liberty to arrest anybody who might appear to be engaging in sex trade, based on what they think that person