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December 17th 2018 Press Release

By |2018-11-14T23:31:59+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

11/14/2018 - For Immediate Release International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers The Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) USA www.swopusa.org www.december17.org Contact: Christa Daring christa@swopusa.org (877) 776-2004 Extension #1001 December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. This day has been observed since 2003 marking the conviction of Gary Ridgway, The Green [...]

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December 17th 2018, New Logo, and Executive Director

By |2018-09-22T20:44:13+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

2018 has been an incredibly challenging year for so many of our communities - the visibility of white supremacist, rape apologist, and drug user stigma is on the rise. However, sex workers are nothing if not resilient and at SWOP-USA we are confident that through continued grassroots advocacy and the building community power will win us [...]

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The Real Stripper Report

By |2018-06-21T14:50:48+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

THE REAL STRIPPER REPORT: A NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT WORKERS IN THE MINNEAPOLIS STRIPPING INDUSTRY A Collaboration Between SWOP-Minneapolis, Minnesota State University, & Sex Workers Outreach Project - USA Background After learning about possible new ordinances affecting strip clubs, Andi Seymour, Jayne Swift, and Ramona Falls (SWOP-Minneapolis) partnered with Eric Sprankle, Machensey Shelgren, and Alex Twohy [...]

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SWOP-USA Statement on Attempted Brothel Closures in Nevada

By |2018-06-20T00:58:37+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The efforts to outlaw brothels in the Lyon and and Nye counties in Nevada is wrong-headed and short-sighted. SWOP-USA is fighting for the full decriminalization of sex work, which the legalized brothel system is certainly not, but we believe that walking back what little options for legal recognition some sex workers are afforded is ultimately detrimental. [...]

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Black Sex Worker Collective Juneteenth Events & Some Juneteenth History

By |2018-06-14T22:09:09+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our comrades at The Black Sex Worker Collective are hosting two events in New York City on Monday, June 18th “Whore in a Box” 5 PM - 6 PM Free & “Moving Beyond Survival: An interactive workshop with facilitator Jovelyn Richards” ($20-$50) RSVP Required More info and RSVP Here Juneteenth is a significant holiday that frequently [...]

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SWOP USA Seeking New Board Members

By |2018-06-15T15:21:30+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA is looking to expand it's Board of Directors! SWOP-USA is growing, and we are looking to add dedicated and passionate individuals to our team, to help strengthen our human rights network. If you are interested in helping to solidify a national infrastructure of activists and amplifying the voices of sex workers in [...]

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The Grief of Retirement: A Sex Work Ritual

By |2018-05-24T15:40:00+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

"The Grief of Retirement: A Sex Work Ritual" By former SWOP-USA Vice President Katie Bloomquist MS, MA, LAMFT Originally published here In my therapeutic work with people who sell sexual services, I consider myself to be privileged to support the process of retirement for folks who want to transition into another type of employment. Unfortunately for [...]

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Backpage Seized by the Feds (and shut down)

By |2018-04-08T15:48:02+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Katie Bloomquist katie@swopusa.org We at SWOP-USA are disheartened, disappointed, and furious to hear that yet another advertising platform that sexworkers use to screen clients and advertise their services has been seized by the FBI. Online advertising services like that of Backpage serve several necessary functions for sex workers – 1.they connect workers [...]

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Call For Graphic Design Submissions

By |2018-03-29T19:23:55+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Got a heART for ART?  Want to win a cool $1000 prize? SWOP-USA is re-branding and we are hosting a contest to design a NEW LOGO for our organization that can be adapted for use by our chapters!  The contest runs from March 30th to April 16th and we would love to feature the work of [...]

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SWOP-USA Suggested Policy Position on Sex Work & Decriminalization

By |2018-03-28T02:01:57+00:00March 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sex work is work, and sex workers’ rights are labor rights. The criminalization of the sex industry exacerbates violence and exploitation against marginalized sex workers, severs them from vital systems of support, and pushes instances of sex trafficking further underground which puts their lives at greater risk for violence. We support sex workers’ fight for the [...]

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