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Cecilia Gentili Family: Parents, Siblings, Husband, Children



Cecilia Gentili

Cecilia Gentili was an Argentine-American advocate for the rights of transgender people and sex workers. Born in Argentina, she moved to New York City and held leadership positions at LGBTQ HIV/AIDS care nonprofits GMHC and APICHA. She co-founded DecrimNY, an organization that successfully decriminalized sex work in New York and repealed the “Walking while trans law.”

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. 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.

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 Parents & Siblings

The Argentine author, was born to an Italian and Argentine parents, whose identities are obscure. Gentili's family issued a statement on her Instagram account early on February 6, 2024, revealing her passing at the age of 52. The cause of death was not disclosed to the general public.

Cecilia Gentili Husband

She was believed to be in a relationship with a partner whose details were not known to us. They have been together since the mid-2010s.

Cecilia Gentili Children

Details as to whether Gentili had any children or not is unknown to us at the moment.




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