G.L.I.T.S. was born from the pain and suffering our communities have endured all across the world. Our organization, fiscally sponsored by Project Prosper of Florida, has advocated on the behalf of trans sex workers, people of color, formerly incarcerated, and other members of the LGBTQ community.
"FOR US, BY US" is our motto. We are former and current sex workers facilitating services, doing community-based research, and advocacy for sex workers' in harm's way.
Housing and a current sex worker crisis due to the passing of SESTA and FOSTA legislation in the spring of 2018.
We approach the health and rights crises faced by transgender sex workers holistically using harm reduction, human rights principles, economic and social justice, along with a commitment to empowerment and pride in finding solutions from our own community. The first issue we address is that of immediate need/crisis support for transgender sex workers, including community members from the NYC area, across the US and globally through supporting asylum seekers from our priority communities. The next issue we address is health care and health resilience for transgender sex workers. We need to address this issue because our community is hyper-marginalized and has a profound need for safe sex supplies and free/low cost health to address both trans specific and holistic needs. We currently work on housing since so many in our G.L.I.T.S.’ community are without stable housing, deepening the cycle of disenfranchisement. G.L.I.T.S. also advocates and educates to ensure health, wellness and inclusion of transgender people in our society and to address the stigmatization and criminalization of trans people because of anti-prostitution/anti-sex work laws.