Amida Care Applauds NYS Legislature for Repealing Walking While Trans Loitering Law

Oct 8, 2018

The Historical Repeal and Its Impact

CTIP, The Council for Trade and Investment Promotion, proudly stands with Amida Care in applauding the New York State Legislature for repealing the highly controversial Walking While Trans Loitering law. This historic decision marks a significant milestone in the fight for equal rights and dignity for transgender individuals.

Understanding the Walking While Trans Loitering Law

The Walking While Trans Loitering law was enacted in the 1970s with the intention of discouraging sex work and cracking down on public lewdness. However, it had severe and disproportionate consequences on the transgender community, particularly transgender women of color.

Under this law, individuals could be unfairly targeted and arrested simply for their presence in public spaces, leading to widespread harassment, discrimination, and violations of their civil rights. It perpetuated a cycle of systemic injustice and contributed to the criminalization of trans individuals.

Challenges Faced by the Transgender Community

The transgender community has long been subjected to discrimination, violence, and stigma. Lack of access to healthcare, employment opportunities, and social acceptance are some of the challenges transgender individuals face on a daily basis.

By repealing the Walking While Trans Loitering law, New York State has taken a significant step towards dismantling unjust systems that disproportionately impact marginalized communities. This repeal shows a commitment to equality, fairness, and the protection of civil rights for all New Yorkers.

Amida Care's Advocacy Efforts

Amida Care, a leading healthcare coverage provider for LGBTQ+ individuals, played a vital role in advocating for the repeal of the Walking While Trans Loitering law. Their unwavering commitment to the well-being and rights of the transgender community has paved the way for positive change.

Through grassroots campaigns, public awareness initiatives, and strategic partnerships, Amida Care amplified the voices of transgender individuals and highlighted the injustices faced under this discriminatory law. Their tireless efforts have now resulted in a significant legislative victory.

The Future of Transgender Rights

The repeal of the Walking While Trans Loitering law represents a turning point in the ongoing struggle for transgender rights. It sends a powerful message of inclusivity, respect, and protection for transgender individuals in our society.

However, it is important to understand that the fight for equality is far from over. Additional steps must be taken to address systemic barriers and ensure that transgender individuals have access to comprehensive healthcare, employment opportunities, safe housing, and educational resources.

Continuing the Pursuit of Equality

CTIP, as an organization dedicated to championing diversity, inclusivity, and equal rights, is proud to support Amida Care and the transgender community. We remain committed to creating positive change, amplifying marginalized voices, and advocating for a more equitable future.

We will continue to utilize our platform to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the transgender community and collaborate with like-minded organizations and individuals to drive meaningful progress.


The repeal of the Walking While Trans Loitering law is a momentous occasion that deserves celebration. It represents a significant step towards eradicating systemic discrimination and promoting a more just society for all. CTIP stands united with Amida Care in applauding the NYS Legislature for their admirable decision. Together, we can create a future where transgender rights are fully recognized, protected, and respected.