March With ACT UP to Demand Condom Access for Prostitutes, Demonstrations in Schools and Availability in Prisions
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- Published: Thursday, 05 March 2009 18:16
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ACT UP Marches in the NYC LGBT Pride March on Sunday June 27th. We'll have a float and contingent. We'll focus on repealing the 3 Condoms Rule that allows police to list possession of condoms in evidence for those arrested on prostitution charges. This harmful rule says possession of condoms provides "evidence" of intent to prostitute and is supported by the district attorney's association. ACT UP is calling for a law to eliminate the rule. We are also calling for Bloomberg to make condom demonstrations a mandatory part of the public school curriculum and for the bureau of corrections to allow prisoners easy access to condoms in prison, not just for conjugal visits.