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No Pride in Prison: Addressing the Criminalization of LGBTQ People

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)

Thursday, June 13, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 pm
121 Cannon House Office Building

LGBTQ people, particularly those who are Black and Latinx, are more likely to come into contact with the criminal legal system and be incarcerated than non-LGBTQ people. Despite this reality, the LGBTQ perspective is often not included in criminal justice reform conversations on the Hill and legislation. Come listen to a panel of experts discuss why criminal justice is an LGBTQ issue and delve into the criminalization of the LGBTQ community.

Speakers:

  • Chinyere Ezie, Center for Constitutional Rights

  • Jen Jenkins, National LGBTQ/HIV Working Group

  • Puneet Cheema, Lambda Legal

  • Mike Cox, Black and Pink

Moderated By: 

  • Mateo De La Torre, National Center for Transgender Equality