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WATCH: Lisa Ling Visits Underage Sex Worker One Year After Rescue

OWN | Posted 02.12.2013 | OWN

Ashley can't sleep in the dark. But it's not a horror movie she once saw that keeps her awake at night; instead, she is haunted by the horrific life s...

Why We Should Listen to Men Who Buy Sex

Rachel Durchslag | Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago
Rachel Durchslag

Men who buy sex (often called johns) have remained largely silent in the public discourse about sex trafficking and prostitution. But it turns out that many of them do want to share their stories, at least with other johns.

Indian Women Seek Exit From Prostitution

Barbara Borst | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Barbara Borst

Salma Begum and Salena Begum are clear about one thing: they want prostitution abolished in India. The two women, who are not related, were forced into prostitution as adolescents. Now in their mid-30s, they are trying to get out.

Nursing Home Accused Of Hiring Sex Workers For Residents Hookers As 'Therapeutic' Practice

Posted 01.30.2013 | Fifty

A British nursing home is on the defensive after local authorities learned it may have regularly hired prostitutes for its residents. According to ...

The Supreme Court's Chance to End the Anti-Prostitution Pledge, Save Lives, and Help End HIV/AIDS

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
John-Manuel Andriote

The only message the government should be sending is that it is committed to saving lives and supporting those who are working to bring an end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. That is a moral agenda worth advancing.

David Lohr

PHOTOS: 71-Old Woman Arrested For Prostitution In Connecticut | David Lohr | Posted 01.28.2013 | Crime

Connecticut authorities arrested an elderly woman on prostitution charges following a raid at a Glastonbury hotel. According to agent James Kennedy...

Florida Rep. Wants To Ban These At Night

Posted 03.25.2013 | Miami

Looking for a hand to relieve some late-night tension? A Florida lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would ban just that. Last Wednesday a subcommit...

Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Here's a Better Way to Confront Them

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.24.2013 | Crime
Steven Kurlander

When it comes to the sex trade, there always will be occasional, much publicized sweeps of prostitutes and johns in some seedy section of a city. There always will be some righteous state legislators, too, introducing virtuous bills targeting some aspect of this socially unacceptable behavior.

Aid Groups Fight Anti-Prostitution 'Oath' on Free Speech Grounds

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.22.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

For the global fight against HIV/AIDS, the struggle continues to keep Washington's sexual politics from blocking any health workers' mission to uphold the only pledge that matters: their commitment to healing their communities.

Steamy Details Discussed In Zumba Prostitution Case

Posted 01.20.2013 | Crime

Steamy details emerged about the physical relationship between a middle-aged businessman and a zumba instructor accused of running a brothel in Maine....

WATCH: Former Sex Slave: 'I Just Want To Help' Others Escape

Daniel Littlewood | Posted 01.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Growing up in war-torn Cambodia and separated from her parents, a young Somaly Mam was easy prey for a human trafficker, who eventually brought her to...

78 Arrests Made In Massive Prostitution Sting (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime

Some are married. Some had drugs on them. Some were porn stars. One was a police academy trainee. Another is a microbiologist. The 78 people arrested ...

Global Sex Trafficking & the Guy Next Door

Lauren Hersh | Posted 01.11.2013 | Impact
Lauren Hersh

According to the US Department of State, research in nine countries concluded that 60 to 75 percent of women in prostitution are raped and 70 to 95 percent are physically assaulted. The vast majority of prostitution results from gender inequality, racism and poverty.

A Brothel To Serve Persons With Disabilities?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.07.2013 | World

A brothel that would only provide services to clients with disabilities is set to open in 2014, the Sun reports. The two-room "Para Doxies" in Mil...

Hey Klout: I'm Not a Grilled Onion Cheddar Sandwich Ho

Liz Ryan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Come on, Klout. It's going to take more than a Grilled Onion Cheddar sandwich to get me on my knees, social-media-wise.

Michelangelo Signorile

Barney Frank Defends Westboro's Right To Protest, Labels Antonin Scalia A 'Flat Out Bigot' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In one of his last interviews before leaving Congress, Rep. Barney Frank gave a preview of the kind of no-holds-barred pundit he will be as he moves o...

David Lohr

'Wife Swap' Beauty Queen Escapes Prostitution Charge, Still Faces Misdemeanor Counts | David Lohr | Posted 12.14.2012 | Crime

A New York district attorney has dropped a prostitution charge against former reality TV star Alicia Guastaferro, but will still pursue remaining misd...

Broward Man Convicted Of Pimping Minors On

Posted 12.10.2012 | Miami

A Lauderhill man has been convicted of pimping underaged girls from his South Florida neighborhood on controversial classifieds site ...

John Celock

Actress Urges Lawmakers To Stop Slavery | John Celock | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino urged the nation's state legislators Thursday afternoon to pass new state-level laws to comba...

David Lohr

Arizona Woman Accused Of Engaging In Illicit Acts With Family Dogs | David Lohr | Posted 02.15.2013 | Crime

An Arizona woman who allegedly confessed to her boyfriend that she has sex with dogs and fantasizes about incest has been charged with crimes against ...

Drive-In 'Sex Boxes' Coming To Zurich

Posted 11.29.2012 | Weird News

This ain't your mama's drive-in. The city of Zurich, Switzerland is set to a build a series of drive-in "sex boxes" which, starting next August, w...

Child Sex Trafficking: A Domestic Crisis

Allison DiNoia Newcombe | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Allison DiNoia Newcombe

Child sex trafficking, though largely unheard of and often misunderstood, is in fact a domestic crisis. It has become one of the most common organized crimes in the country, second only to the sale of illegal drugs

Policing Gender, Arresting Sex

Darby Hickey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Darby Hickey

A new investigative piece in The Chicago Reporter illustrates what community groups and academics have long observed, that anti-prostitution laws cause tremendous harm to people engaged in the sex trade, especially those who are LGBT.

European Yoga Porn 'Cult' Establishes a U.S. Beachhead: Where Is the Outrage?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 12.30.2012 | Crime
Stewart J. Lawrence

Defectors who have shared their testimonies, which form the basis of the criminal case that is still pending in Romania, say that MISA typically recruits young women, often still in their teens, with the promise of a better spiritual life.

Sex Slavery and the Throwaway Girls

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Rukhsana Hasib

In many parts of the world, young girls are lured with promises, or simply carried off to be sold as sex slaves. Born in poverty, they are condemned to live a sad and hopeless life. The cries of these throwaway girls have been largely ignored until recent years.