Meet the Logo30: Ceyenne Doroshow

The GLITS founder is an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ sex workers.

Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2021 Logo30. This powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to view current and past honorees.

Ceyenne Doroshow always dreamed of opening a housing complex for LGBTQ sex workers experiencing homelessness — and last fall, she made her dream a reality.

A veteran community organizer based in New York City, Doroshow founded GLITS Inc. (Gays & Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society) to protect, educate, and empower LGBTQ sex workers, many of whom are Black transgender women like her. She rose to prominence after speaking at last June’s massive rally and march for Black trans lives with Brooklyn Liberation.

The spotlight helped Doroshow and her team fundraise more than $1 million for GLITS, providing the organization with the financial backing it needed to bring her long-term goal to fruition. Come November 2020, GLITS officially opened a first-of-its-kind LGBTQ housing complex in Woodhaven, Queens.

Although Doroshow made history with her work, she doesn’t plan to stop fighting for her Black trans family anytime soon. “Pride is sustainability,” she tells Logo. “Pride is making waves in this world that change this world. Pride is directing people to leadership, strength, and growth. Pride is my Black trans body.”

Learn more about Doroshow and the rest of this year’s incredible Logo30 honorees in the video below.

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