Why We Must End Walking While Trans Laws

Time to stop throwing women in jail for existing

James Finn
Jan 23 · 5 min read
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Illustration courtesy of The Loft LGBTQ+ community center of White Plains, NY

Walking while trans

New York State is leading the way toward equality and justice

Whether you’re ho-ing or not ho-ing, you’re going to jail

A police response is the wrong response

Parallels to stop and frisk

But is that true?

Loitering laws destroy trust among people who need protection

There’s nothing like criminalizing existence to force marginalized people to stay on the margins

New York is marching toward new equality frontiers by ending “walking while trans” laws. It’s time for the rest of the nation to follow.

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James Finn

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

James Finn

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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