City Council bill would establish protections for sex workers


Some members of the New York City Council are proposing legislation to establish protections for sex workers and steer resources to organizations serving them. 

The bill, which was officially introduced on June 8 following the release of the LGBTQIA+ Caucus’ new comprehensive policy platform, would create a program to award grants to community groups working with sex workers, establish a board to support sex workers and inform them of their rights in the workplace, ban housing discrimination based on whether a prospective tenant has engaged in sex work, and more.