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Guest Opinion: Fighting for our community

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2021 was a legislative session of highs and lows. I'm proud of the work we did this year to advance LGBTQ civil rights in our state, but there is still so much more that needs to be done to support and protect LGBTQ people.

I am committed to that fight on behalf of our community. First, a big win: with a large coalition of major LGBTQ groups, civil rights groups, sex worker advocacy groups, and sex workers, we passed Senate Bill 357, the Safer Streets for All Act.

SB 357 is important legislation that repeals the part of California law in which "loitering with the intent to engage in prostitution" is criminalized.

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