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Sex Worker Rights and Trans-Activist, Founder of GLITS

Ceyenne Doroshow (pronounced Kai-Ann) (she/her) is a performer, activist, organizer, community-based researcher and public figure in the trans and sex worker rights movements. As the Founder and Executive Director of Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society (G.L.I.T.S.), she works to provide holistic care to LGBTQ sex workers, while serving on 10 international boards including SWOP Behind Bars, Lysistrata, SOAR Institute, Caribbean Equality Project, NYU Law, NYTAG, Transgender Justice of San Francisco, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, and many more.

As an international public speaker, her presentations include The Desiree Alliance, Creating Change, Sister Song, Harm Reduction Coalition and the International AIDS Conferences. She was a featured emcee for Toronto Pride and MOMA/PS1’s Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance, lifting her voice as a trans woman of color.

Known for her skills in the kitchen, Doroshow co-authored the Caribbean cookbook Cooking in Heels, while incarcerated on prostitution charges. Doroshow has been heavily featured in the media, has performed on television in Showtime’s OZ, for the documentaries Red Umbrella Diaries and Miss Major. She is also featured in PRIDE, a Netflix documentary. Learn more about G.L.I.T.S. at



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