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He fought to protect sex workers from COVID-19 and much more.
Then the virus came for him.
(Los Angeles Times, 2020.05.06)
Mexico City — On a cloudy afternoon this week, a few dozen sex workers gathered outside a subway station in downtown Mexico City to remember their longtime leader.
Wearing surgical masks to protect against the coronavirus, the women prayed and sang and lighted candles around a photo of Jaime Montejo, who had devoted his life to giving these women a measure of dignity.
"He fought for us," said Carla Enriquez Perez, who cried as she handed a white rose to each new arrival. "He fought for us until the very end"... Read more
We wish we could have known about Jaime Montejo, a man who had devoted his life to giving sex workers in Mexico City a measure of dignity, at an earlier time and expressed to him how much we admire what he had done for sex workers. May he rest in peace. We hope that there will be more people in this world like him, who can see the hardships and needs of sex workers, and is willing to take action and help.