Priority Policy Domains:
Equality New York believes all LGBTQI New Yorkers can and should self-determine what they do with their bodies. Bodily autonomy and reproductive justice does not just focus on rights, but seeks meaningful equality. The framework we use encompasses work for access to health care more broadly, as well as access to rescoures, freedom from racial discrimination, police violence, and other oppressions.
EQNY's Policy Priorities in this Domain:
Decriminalizing Sex Work Bill / Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act (SVSTA)
This bill relates to the decriminalization of sex work; repealer The decriminalization of prostitution and related acts can be viewed through many lenses, including: labor rights, sexual freedom, bodily autonomy, gender justice, racial justice, gay rights, transgender rights, and criminal justice reform. Sex workers’ rights is all of these things
Promote Comprehensive Sex Ed in Schools
This bill requires that comprehensive, age-appropriate, medically accurate sex education be taught in public schools. Comprehensive Sex Education is a rights-based approach that seeks to equip young people with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they need to determine and enjoy their sexuality—physically and emotionally, individually and in relationships. It