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Ex-Rentboy CEO Finalizing Plea Deal Over Prostitution Charges

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chief executive of male escort website is finalizing a plea agreement after his indictment for promoting p...

Charges Dismissed Against Six Ex-Employees Of

New York Times | James Nichols | Posted 02.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Federal authorities have dismissed charges against six former employees of the website, while continuing to move forward with a case again...

U.S. Indicts CEO On Prostitution Charge

Reuters | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The former chief executive of the male escort website was indicted on Wednesday on a charge of promoting prostitution, in a case that has ...

The 25 Best and Worst Sex Moments From 2015

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

It seems like sexuality is the one field with more of an ideological divide than politics. This year there is greater tolerance than ever to the many sexuality identifications and definitions. At the same time, there are many movements that promote failing programs and invisible walls of discrimination.

Here's How You Can Help Those Affected By The Rentboy Raid (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On August 25, 2015, federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security raided the Manhattan offices of The raid of Rentboy, one of t...

6 Rentboys Tell All: What Did The Rentboy Bust Do to the Hustler Economy?

NY Mag | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On August 25, the feds shut down, declaring it an "internet brothel." The website, which was founded in 1996, featured the paid profiles o...

Human Trafficking Jam: Sorting Out Consensual Sex From Slavery, Coercion and Abuse

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics
Clay Farris Naff

You don't have to approve of the buying and selling of sex to see the wisdom in Amnesty's proposal. I'm certain that humanists, along with everyone else who considers themselves a civilized human being, would join unanimously to oppose human trafficking. However, the conflation of these evils with consensual commercial sex is wrong.

Protesters Say Raid On Rentboy Escort Site Puts People At Risk

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- A crowd gathered outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Thursday to protest last week's government raid on a gay escort website, a ...

A Sordid Affair: Prostitution, Adultery and the Fall of Rentboy

Jesse Jackman | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Jesse Jackman

Where is the legal boundary between prostitution and porn? Why is pornography (in which individuals are paid to perform sexual acts) allowed, but prostitution (in which individuals are paid to perform sexual acts) is not?

The Unexpected And Powerful Story Of A Sex Worker Affected By The Rentboy Raid

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland security raided the Manhattan offices of, arresting the company's CEO and six employees. The raid,...

This Is Why The Rentboy Raid Is About Way More Than Just Sex Work

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ironically, days after a number of America’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organizations issued a joint statement i...

The Feds' RentBoy Raid Is an Attack on LGBTs and Sex Workers

Chris Sosa | Posted 08.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Sosa

Sex workers shouldn't be forced to live in the shadows, facing violence alone and without access to the basic health and human services those in non-criminalized professions take for granted.

Male Escort Site Rentboy.Com Raided In Alleged Prostitution Sting

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The New York headquarters of a popular gay male escort site was raided in a money laundering and state prostitution investigation this week. Billing i...

Honoring The Best Male Escorts In NYC

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Hookie Awards are an annual event held in New York City that celebrate the best of the best in the male escort industry. Presented by Rentboy.c...

WATCH: Interested In Being A Sex Worker? There's A Class For That

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Vocativ, an organization that pairs proprietary technology with journalism to tell compelling stories, recently released an interesting look inside an...

Frank Rich Takes On George 'Rentboy' Rekers

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of all wars, only culture wars offer the hope of sheer, unadulterated hilarity. Sex and hypocrisy were staples of farce long before America became a n...

Friday Talking Points [122] -- Bikini Bottom Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since it's the Friday after month's-end, the new monthly unemployment numbers were released today. Which adds another bar to the "bikini bottom" char...

Colbert Rips Anti-Gay Activist, Throws 'Rentboy' Dance Party (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night Colbert took on George Rekers, "applauding" the anti-gay activist for "publicly condemning man-love, while privately being man's best frien...

George Rekers, Anti-Gay Activist, Caught With Male Escort 'Rentboy'

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updated below... George Alan Rekers, a prominent anti-gay activist who co-founded the conservative Family Research Council, was caught returning fr...

George Rekers Resigns From Anti-Gay Group In Wake Of 'Rentboy' Scandal (VIDEO: 'Rentboy' Speaks Out)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prominent anti-gay activist George Rekers, who was caught last week returning from a 10-day trip to Europe with a male escort he found on,...