This World AIDS Day, let’s not forget that transgender women—particularly trans women of color—are also more likely to be living with HIV than cisgender people. The fight for trans justice cannot be separated from the work to reduce new transmission and provide care to those who are living with HIV, while ending stigma and criminalization for having HIV. To win this fight, we must decriminalize sex work.
LaLa B. Holston-Zannell
LaLa B. Holston-Zannell leads the American Civil Liberties Union's advocacy and organizing work to support and empower transgender and nonbinary people. She was previously lead organizer at the New York City Anti-Violence Project, where she led AVP's public community organizing work by doing advocacy, outreach, and networking on behalf of LGBTQ New Yorkers who have experienced violence.