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Cecilia Gentili illness: What Killed Cecilia Gentili?



Cecilia Gentili

was an Argentine-American who fought for the rights of sex workers and transgender individuals. She was born in Argentina, relocated to New York City, and had executive roles at the LGBTQ HIV/AIDS care organizations GMHC and APICHA. Her organization, DecrimNY, was instrumental in the successful repeal of the “Walking while trans law” and the decriminalization of the sex trade in New York.

Gentili began working with the NYC Anti-Violence Project during her internship at The LGBT Center in 2010. She later served as the Director of Policy at the Global Medical Help Center (GMHC), the first HIV/AIDS preventive organization in the world and a New York City-based AIDS treatment provider.

She supported the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a proposed state legislation enacted in 2019. With the successful decriminalization of sex work in New York and the repeal of the “Walking while trans law,” Gentili played a leading role in the formation of the DecrimNY campaign.

Cecilia Gentili

She also served as the principal driving force behind the Lorena Borjas Trans Equity Fund NYC, which gave $1.8 million to groups supporting transgender individuals. In 2019, she established Trans Equity Consulting to put trans women of color, immigrants, sex workers, and those who are jailed at the center of development consulting. She organized Fierce Futures in 2020, raising money for charities that empower Black transgender persons.

Days before the Supreme Court ruled that gay and transgender people are entitled to protections under the Civil Rights Act against sex discrimination, the Department of Health and Human Services, operating under the Trump Administration, struck down provisions of the Affordable Care Act that addressed sex discrimination, including gender identity. With the help of the Human Rights Campaign and BakerHostetler, Gentili and Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker filed a case against the department, claiming the rule “directly contravenes” the Supreme Court's decision.

Cecilia Gentili co-founded the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which opened in 2021 as “Cecilia's Occupational Inclusion Network” (COIN) clinic. She was one of hundreds of people detained during a protest in October 2023 organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, an anti-Zionist group.

Cecilia Gentili's Illness: What Killed Cecilia Gentili?

Reportedly, Renowned Argentine-American advocate for the rights of transgender people and sex workers, Cecilia Gentili has passed on at the age of 52 years old. The cause of her passing has not yet been disclosed to the public, Cecilia's family revealed their beloved passed away on February 6, 2024, on her Instagram page. However, we are unclear about the cause of her passing.




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