Updates, Statements & Releases

  • Download the summary of the first phase of our Community Storytelling Project!

    Posted by · February 12, 2019 11:23 PM · 1 reaction

    No Justice No Pride is engaged in work to support multiple pieces of local legislation to decriminalize Fare Evasion and sex work along with finding solutions to those most on the margins within the TGNC Community.

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  • What No Justice No Pride Built in 2018

    Posted by · February 12, 2019 3:13 PM · 1 reaction

    NO JUSTICE NO PRIDE
    What we built in 2018

    This year is nearly over and we want to shout-out all those who fought for Trans and Queer communities here in DC and beyond, because there can be no pride for some without liberation for all! Thank you for your work and for making us all a little bit more free! This year was an exciting year for our newly formed group. It was not without setbacks, but there can be no growth without struggle. Here are some of the things that we accomplished:

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  • Our Liberation Requires Decriminalization — Debunking Sex Work Myths

    Posted by · July 16, 2018 7:47 PM

    The District, like most cities and states, has long had criminal penalties for consensual sexual exchange. Although widely used, such an approach has never worked – instead it only serves to harm those most vulnerable while fostering violence and exploitation. It is time for DC to take a different approach.

    Trans Women engage in sex work at a rate ten times that of cisgender women and 37% of DC's trans sex workers are homeless. Street-based sex workers who are engaged in survival sex work often bear the brunt of criminalization. 

     

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  • #DecrimNow

    Posted by · July 10, 2018 10:38 PM

    Unfair laws that criminalize sex work strip people of other employment options upon conviction, bar people from housing and lead to unsafe jail conditions for trans women in the sex trade. In order to make our city safer for everyone - and marginalized communities in particular, join us in urging DC Councilmember Allen to hold a hearing on the Reducing Criminalization to Improve Community Safety and Health Amendment Act.

  • Reclaim Pride

    Posted by · April 29, 2018 3:00 PM

    For years, Capital Pride has ignored the concerns of queer, trans, Black, Latinx, and Two-Spirit communities in D.C. regarding its complicity with entities that harm LGBTQ2S people. Since March 2017, No Justice No Pride has been working to ensure that Capital Pride addresses our concerns, but time and time we have been dismissed.

    Even in the current political moment - with the Trump Administration pursuing anti-immigrant, anti-trans, anti-LGBQ2S, anti-women, anti-Black, anti-Muslim, anti-poor, and pro-white supremacist policies - Capital Pride insists on continuing business as usual, ignoring the most marginalized members of our community. We MUST fight back and bring pride back to it's roots.

     

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  • Blog – Capital Pride (Lack of) Progress Report 2018

    Posted by · April 28, 2018 3:00 PM

    Despite lip service, “community forums,” and a stated desire to work with the community, Capital Pride’s lack of substantive change extends its legacy of neglecting marginalized communities into 2018. All signs indicate that Capital Pride 2018 will once again celebrate weapons manufacturers, corrupt banks, and police departments, aligning itself with those who profit off of the oppression of the most marginalized members of our communities.

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  • DC: Capital Pride (Lack of) Progress Report 2018

    Posted by · April 28, 2018 3:00 PM

    Despite lip service, “community forums,” and a stated desire to work with the community, Capital Pride’s lack of substantive change extends its legacy of neglecting marginalized communities into 2018. All signs indicate that Capital Pride 2018 will once again celebrate weapons manufacturers, corrupt banks, and police departments, aligning itself with those who profit off of the oppression of the most marginalized members of our communities.

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  • Free the #BlackPride4

    Posted by · February 12, 2018 3:00 PM

    FREE THE #BLACKPRIDE4: State Repression and the Fight for Liberation in LGBT Spaces

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  • No Justice No Pride Encouraged by Leadership Changes at Capital Pride Alliance

    Posted by · January 26, 2018 3:00 PM

    NO JUSTICE NO PRIDE ENCOURAGED BY LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT CAPITAL PRIDE ALLIANCE

    These changes would not have come about without direct pressure applied by No Justice No Pride.

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  • Testimony: NJNP Against DC’s “Drug Related Nuisance Abatement Act of 2017”

    Posted by · January 25, 2018 6:54 PM

    My name is Emmelia Talarico and I am the Steering Committee Chair and Organizing Director of No Justice No Pride. Thank you for this opportunity to address the Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety.

    No Justice No Pride (NJNP) is a collective of organizers and activists from across the District of Columbia that exists to fight for the most marginalized members of DC’s trans and queer communities. Through our Trans Justice campaign, we focus on fighting for a city where trans communities live free from violence, with the resources and autonomy necessary to build the futures we choose.

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