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Cecilia Gentili    

Transgender Equity Consultant & Activist

Cecilia Gentili started Transgender Equity Consulting after serving as the Director of Policy at GMHC, the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy from 2016 to 2019.

Originally from Argentina, Cecilia found her passion for advocacy and community service when she started working as an intern at the LGBT Community Center in New York City. From 2012 to 2016, she managed the Transgender Health Program at the Apicha Community Health Center. Cecilia is also contributor to Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, and a board member for Transcend Legal and Translatina Network. Throughout her career, Cecilia has trained more than 3,000 individuals on a range of issues that include LGBTQIA+ inclusion, immigration, drug use, sexual health, trans sensitivity, and intersectionality.

Cecilia Gentili, is a steering committee member of Decrim NY, a coalition of more than 30 sex worker, legal, harm reduction, LGBTQIA+ and health groups, that recently launched an official campaign for decriminalization and an end to incarceration, entitled: The Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act.

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