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Sex Work At The Super Bowl: The Myth And Its Makers

The Guardian | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

For as long as spectators have wanted to crowd around men playing games, so have those who document sports boasted of how many women flock to service ...

This Old Anti-Porn Movie Shows How Far We Have (And Haven't) Come

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Weird News

Historians recently uncovered a copy of an anti-porn propaganda film from the 1960s that they believed was lost forever -- and it's totally, completel...

Are We Finally Ready to Decriminalize Sex Work? One New Hampshire State Legislator Thinks So

Alison Bass | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Alison Bass

In countries that have decriminalized prostitution and regulate it to some degree, sex workers not only have much safer working conditions but are much less likely to develop HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

FBI & Local Police Seize Adult Entertainment Website "The Review Board"

Katherine Koster | Posted 01.07.2016 | Crime
Katherine Koster

On Wednesday morning, dozens of local adult workers and clients in the Pacific Northwest were logging onto The Review Board to place advertisements, c...

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 Rentboy.com. The raid of Rentboy, ...

We Need To Decriminalize Sex Work In The U.S.

Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan

We must end the criminalization of all people who work in the sex trade in order to end this violence. Laws punishing people who engage in sex work serve only to worsen the violence and economic hardships of transgender people already struggling to survive.

Bad (Prostitution) Laws Lead to Bad Cops: Just Look at What Happened in Oklahoma

Alison Bass | Posted 12.17.2015 | Crime
Alison Bass

In a rare case of justice being served, a police officer was convicted last week of multiple counts of rape and sexual assault on black women who live...

17 Facts About Sexual Violence and Sex Work

Katherine Koster | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

In recognition of 16 Days of Activism, and in anticipation of December 17, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, here are seventeen things everyone should know about sexual violence and sex work.

10 Facts on HIV and Sex Work

Katherine Koster | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Katherine Koster

Sex workers are recognized by the World Health Organization, along with other major health and human rights organizations, as one of four key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

Does Amnesty International's Sex Work Resolution Support "Gender Apartheid?"

Katherine Koster | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

Addressing inequality, a complex web of intersecting oppression and societal discomfort with the inclusion of people who engage in commercial sex is harder than blaming the sex trade for the exploitation and marginalization of women.

Social Media, Zola And The Sex Worker Horror Story

Josephine | Posted 11.02.2015 | Media
Josephine

Every sex worker has a horror story. We get robbed, arrested, beaten, humiliated. I file those events away in memory as "shit happens" because the alternative is too depressing. Maybe that's what Zola was doing: defusing the horror of her experience with humor.

Cocks & Bonds: That Time I Considered Hiring a Sex Worker as a Man With Disabilities

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Disability and sex work is never openly discussed. We need to start asking: how does it feel to pay for sex or sexual pleasure, not necessarily because you have the capital or even the desire to, but because you feel you may have no other choice?

In This Sex Shop, Even The Most X-Rated Toys Are Cuddly

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.19.2015 | Arts

For some, the thought of walking into a sex shop is an intimidating hypothetical, filled with naughty magazines, scintillating DVDs, loads of di...

Working It: The Activist Art Magazine Fueling Labor Rights for Strippers and Other Sex Workers

Katherine Koster | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Katherine Koster

It's a Wednesday afternoon, a few hours before her domestic violence hotline shift begins, and Matilda Bickers has put out the final call for submissions to the fall version of Working It, a Portland-based quarterly by, about, and for sex workers.

Six Problems With Media Coverage on the Sex Trade

Katherine Koster | Posted 09.22.2015 | Media
Katherine Koster

Look -- we get that you're under time pressure and for last minute news overviews, it's easier to just cut and paste from press releases. But if repeated research and in-depth features indicate that the press release is not a complete or accurate description of what happened, this becomes dishonest reporting.

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

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 09.17.2015 | 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.

Chicago Sun-Times Editor Thinks Sex Workers Can't Be Sexually Assaulted

Katherine Koster | Posted 09.14.2015 | Chicago
Katherine Koster

She mocked that the victim would call 911 rather than going to a "pimp." She called forced sex at gunpoint "theft of services." She stated that taking the sexual assault of a sex worker seriously "minimizes the act of rape," is "an insult" to real victims.

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 ...

Subpoenas and Community Condom Policing: The War on Condomless Porn

Katherine Koster | Posted 08.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Katherine Koster

Last week, three large adult industry STI testing and treatment facilities were served subpoenas demanding the release of adult performer medical records dating back to 2007.

Rentboy Raid Latest Salvo in Government's Counterproductive War on Sex

Alison Bass | Posted 08.28.2015 | Crime
Alison Bass

The Rentboy raid is just the latest salvo in what civil rights attorneys and sex worker rights advocates say is an "ongoing war against sex" by the government.

When Did Gays Become the Morality Police?

Christian Gabriel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christian Gabriel

The modern LGBT rights movement has been veering toward conservatism for some time, evidenced by its primary and overarching mission to finally achieve Marriage Equality.

Legal in Theory: Germany's Sex Trade Laws and Why They Have Nothing to Do With Amnesty Sex Work Proposal

Katherine Koster | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

Germany (and the Netherlands) have been swept into the ire over Amnesty's new Sex Worker proposal: "After Germany legalized prostitution in 2002, police reported it became much more difficult to target abusive pimps" Time Magazine claims.

Trafficking and the State of the German Sex Trade

Katherine Koster | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

Ultimately, there are problems with Germany's sex trade...but not the problems getting media buzz. And as irritating as this discourse is for sex worker advocates, the harm of these myths is not only discursive.

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

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Police Investigate Whether Woman's Death Is Tied To Backpage.com Date

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.20.2015 | Black Voices

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