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Mateo De La Torre

Pronouns: He/Him/El   ·   Twitter: @Mateo_Presente

Mateo De La Torre is a transgender Latino from Tijuana, Mexico. As the Racial and Economic Justice Policy Advocate at the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) he helps shape the organization’s advocacy and policy work for transgender people of color and those with low or no-income. He handles issues related to sex work, immigration and the criminal justice system. Mateo’s background is in community organizing, and previous to his work at NCTE he headed Latinx and AAPI outreach for the Affordable Care Act at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

LGBTQ Criminalization: Why sex work is a central LGBTQ issue

August 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenters: Mateo De La Torre, Kate D’Adamo

Trans people face higher levels of criminalization and policing at every level, from schools, workplaces, and public restrooms to rampant state violence against sex workers to the abuse in gendered housing during periods of incarceration and detention. This panel will explore how organizations working on the national level, in partnership with local activists, are pushing back on the  criminalization of trans people, especially around decriminalization of the sex trade. For the trans community, sex work has both been a path…

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