In New York State, police may confiscate condoms as evidence of intent to engage in prostitution 0r loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense. Consequently, sex workers and people who are suspected of being sex workers, including LGBT folks, are discouraged from carrying condoms for fear of arrest and prosecution. This negatively affects the health of our communities and public health outreach efforts. A bill before the New York State Legislature would stop this dangerous practice. Check out our articles to learn more, or visit NoCondomsAsEvidence.Org to find out how you can help!
The New York State legislative session has ended for the summer, but we will be fight to pass the bill again in the fall. In the meanwhile, here’s what you can do to help: