A Trans Organizer on the Movement to Decriminalize Sex Work
June 18, 2020
Public opinion and the law of the land aligned this week to affirm trans equality in America: Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City over the weekend to remind their community and the nation: Black trans lives matter. Then on Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision establishing that under federal law, it’s unlawful to fire someone just because they’re part of the LGBTQ community. Still, there’s so much more to be done to protect and uplift trans people nationwide. LaLa Zannell, the ACLU’s Trans Justice Campaign Manager, joins the podcast this week to talk about the state of the movement for Black trans lives, and why decriminalizing sex work is a meaningful and concrete next step as we continue to fight for true equality.