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Pride Month Profiles: Donna Cartwright

Donna Cartwright

For Pride Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various LGBTQ+ Americans who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights. Today's Pride Month profile is Donna Cartwright.

Donna Cartwright is a retired member of The NewsGuild-CWA (TNG-CWA). Donna was a copy editor at The New York Times and is believed to be the first Times staffer to publicly disclose her status as a transgender person. She has been a powerful advocate for workers and LGBTQ+ rights, serving as vice president of Pride At Work and founding several important trans rights organizations.

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