For Immediate Release Getting Out and Staying Out

Statement on First Step Act from GOSO President Mark Goldsmith

Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) is proud to be part of a coalition advocating in Washington for meaningful criminal justice reform. In particular, GOSO is pushing for reforms to improve prison conditions, enhance productive reentry services and make sentencing changes that will have real positive impacts for our communities and criminal justice-involved young people.

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Why We Need to Stand Up for Incarcerated LGBTQ+ Youth

In the summer of 1969, LGBTQ+ activists took over a bar in New York’s Greenwich Village called Stonewall Inn to protest frequent discriminatory raids on gay-friendly bars, and other abuses suffered by the LGBTQ+ community. At the time, it was illegal to be openly gay in New York, and transgender rights activists like Masha P. Johnson, who led protests at Stonewall, knew they had no choice but to make a point and demand change.

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Meet GOSO’s Newest Hire: Debbie Li

MEET GOSO STAFF: Debbie Li is one of the newest hires at Getting Out and Staying Out, Inc., on board as the Director of Finance & Operations. In this interview, she talks about her fruitful experience in the nonprofit sector, her passion for compassion, and changing the toilet paper, too.