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"We Are Kinda Unbreakable": Trans sex workers remain resilient in Baltimore while navigating neighborhood associations, cops, gentrification, and more

"We Are Kinda Unbreakable": Trans sex workers remain resilient in Baltimore while navigating neighborhood associations, cops, gentrification, and more

Rhue Cook sits at her desk in The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB) building in Old Goucher and writes down the supplies she has for the night—hand sanitizer, lip balm, condoms—and says aloud, "It's hot in here, so I'm dressed like a boy."

She wears a gray T-shirt, something quite different than what she wears later on.

Cook leads the Transgender Action Group (TAG) outreach night, which offers safe sex/hygiene kits to transgender women and men who are sex workers in Baltimore and operates through GLCCB. TAG can direct people to certain legal and housing needs they might require,...

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