Monica Jones

Phoenix trans activist Monica Jones appeals "manifestation" conviction, with support from Laverne Cox

Monica Jones, a trans woman of color activist and Arizona State University student in Phoenix, filed an appeal on Tuesday of her conviction for "manifesting an intent to prostitute," a city ordinance that sanctions behaviors like flagging down passing cars and asking whether someone is a police officer.

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July 10, 2014

Billboards in Chicago raise awareness about profiling of transgender women of color

Last week, Chicago House’s TransLife Center, a service center that helps trans people find housing, employment, and medical care, unveiled a billboard campaign with Firebelly Design, a local graphic design company, to raise awareness of transgender issues, namely “walking while trans.”

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Walking while trans: Arizona trans woman activist arrested and convicted #StandWithMonica

Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and activist living in Arizona, was arrested and found guilty by a judge of "manifesting prostitution."

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VIDEO: Laverne Cox wants you to know Monica Jones’ story, calls for action at #GLAADAwards

At last night’s 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox called attention to trans people who have experienced discrimination and been largely ignored by the mainstream media.

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