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Public shaming of sex workers increases minority stress and harm

By |2017-08-09T19:51:22+00:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: Hear Our Voice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Contact: Katie Bloomquist, Vice President, SWOP USA– katie@swopusa.org Another sex worker has been arrested and charged for selling sexual labor in Minnesota. Two years later, a writer at the Star Tribune published an article containing photos of her face, her legal name, and work name - with a salacious headline about a “high-end prostitute” AND the [...]

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Statement: Sex workers denounce prison sentence of Rentboy CEO – Judge acknowledged Rentboy “did a lot of good”

By |2017-08-05T23:56:33+00:00August 5th, 2017|Categories: Announcements|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Katie Bloomquist, Vice President, SWOP USA– katie@swopusa.org FORMER CEO OF RENTBOY, JEFF HURANT, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 6 MONTHS IN PRISON AND $7500 FINE – DESPITE JUDGE ACKNOWLEDGING RENTBOY CEO AS “DOING GOOD WORK” FOR LGBTQI+ AND SEX WORK COMMUNITIES The Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA, an organization led by sex workers and [...]

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Moral Panic Monthly: Super Bowl Anti Sex-Trafficking Campaign Harms Minnesota Sex Workers

By |2017-07-10T16:04:48+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Call to action, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the first installment of our coverage of the moral panic surrounding Super Bowl LII set for February 4th, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Under the guise of anti-sex trafficking and safety, Minnesota campaign efforts reinforce harmful anti-sex work moral [and actual] policing of marginalized sex work communities and promote increased violence and stigma. Throughout the [...]

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Research Summaries: Canada

By |2017-05-01T03:53:30+00:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: Print Outs, Research Summary|

Link to Canada Sex Work Research Summaries Here Year: 2007-Present Title: Gender & Sexual Health Initiative: Research Summaries Authors: Gender & Sexual Health Initiative [GSHI] Do you like SWOP-USA's research summaries? They were inspired by, and their structure is loosely based on research summaries created by the Gender & Sexual Health Initiative of the British Columbia Centre [...]

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Research Summary: Consequences of Policing Prostitution – An Analysis of Individuals Arrested and Prosecuted in New York City

By |2017-05-10T03:19:54+00:00June 7th, 2017|Categories: Print Outs, Research Summary|

Full Article | Research Summary (.pdf)   Year: 2017 Title: Consequences of Policing Prostitution An Analysis of Individuals Arrested and Prosecuted for Commercial Sex in New York City Authors: Just Policy Center Despite public interest in trafficking, and the conflation of all sex work with trafficking, sex workers and trafficking victims remain criminalized throughout the United [...]

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Fact Sheet: Sex Work and Labour

By |2017-05-01T01:53:41+00:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Fact Sheets, Print Outs|

Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2015 Title: Sex Work and Labour Authors: Asijiki Coalition to Decriminalize Sex work In South Africa (Capetow) Challenges sex workers face are almost always the result of criminalization,  abusive working conditions and the setting of sex work (where it takes place). These challenges can be addressed by changing in the laws around sex [...]

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Research Summary: The Cook County Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Response Team: A Law Enforcement Model

By |2017-05-10T03:21:18+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Educational, Print Outs, Research Summary|

Full Article | Research Summary (.pdf) Year: 2012 Title: The Cook County Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Response Team: A Law Enforcement Model Authors: Jody Rafael and Lindsey LaPointe For the last 10 years, law enforcement jurisdictions around the country have increasingly embraced “End Demand” rhetoric, claiming to be taking a new approach to sex work policing. This [...]

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National Transgender HIV Testing Day

By |2017-04-20T03:50:37+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Events, Uncategorized|

Tuesday,  April 18 was National Transgender HIV Testing Day. Organized by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, the day is "designed to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people." Watch the invitation video with Miss Major, a Desiree Alliance Conference keynote [...]

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Research Summary: The Role of Sex Work Stigma in Victim Blaming and Empathy of Sexual Assault Survivors

By |2017-05-10T03:04:39+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Print Outs, Research Summary|

Full Article | Research Summary (.pdf) Year: 2017 Title: The Role of Sex Work Stigma in Victim Blaming and Empathy of Sexual Assault Survivors Authors: Eric Sprankle, Katie Bloomquist, Cody Butcher, Neil Gleason & Zoe Schaefer This research study, by Dr. Eric Sprankle and SWOP-USA board member, Katie Bloomquist looks at how changing whether a sexual [...]

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The American Health Care Act: Community Briefing for Sex Workers

By |2017-03-22T19:45:58+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

SWOP USA would like to keep our community informed on major pieces that would have an impact on their lives. Currently, there are many pieces of information floating around regarding the Republicans’ newly proposed healthcare law, the American Health Care Act. We hope that the following resource is a useful snapshot of some critical information in [...]

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