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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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Successful Mobilization Against New Adult Film Regulations Before OHSA Board

By |2016-02-22T20:45:29+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Announcements, Bills, Legislation|Tags: |

  On February 18 2016, adult film performers successfully rallied to defeat new regulations being considered by the California Occupational Health and Safety Standards board [OHSA]. Mandatory condom, glove and goggle use, reductions to industry HIV/STI testing frequency, and expansion of medical record-keeping requirements for producers and studios were among the changes the failed proposal would [...]

Myths, Truths & Why We Oppose the Nordic Model

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00October 10th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

People who support the Nordic Model often view support for decriminalization as support for "Big Brothel" -- support for the rights and interests of management who, even if they are not abusive, are economically exploiting people who sell sex.  We disagree, and we decided to break down some of the misconceptions that we believe lead people [...]

“The California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act” – an interview with Mike Stabile of the Free Speech Coalition

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00September 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally posted on the Huffington Post Los Angeles Blog.   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. Filed by Michael Weinstein of the Aids Healthcare Foundation, the subpoena is part of an ongoing crusade against condomless porn--one [...]

38 US Anti-Trafficking Organizations and Advocates Speak Up for Decriminalization of Sex Work

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00August 30th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

One of the most prevalent stereotypes about legal regulations and sex work is that decriminalizing commercial sex increases trafficking. This could not be further from the truth--which is why many leading Anti-Trafficking organizations have come out in support of decriminalization of sex work. The open support for decriminalization began oversees, with the Global Alliance Against Traffic [...]

Rentboy and Civil Asset Forfeiture

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00August 30th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

Media coverage of the federal raid on male-escort advertising site Rentboy.com has largely viewed it through the lens of earlier attacks on the LGBT community - raids on Gay bars and bathouses, and Stonewall Inn. While these parallels are striking, a recent Reason.com article by Elizabeth Nolan-Brown draws yet another connection: how the rentboy.com bust fits in with [...]

Know Your Rights Guide for those Impacted by Rentboy.com Bust

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00August 30th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Shout out to the awesome folks at the ‪#‎Hookup‬ Collaborative! They have provided great information, including a KYR workshop, in the aftermath of the Rentboy.com bust. We collected all that wonderful information and dropped it into a FAQ document. Share it, use it, and refer folks to it!   Link to Know Your Rights Guide!  

Male Sex Workers Condemn Raid on RentBoy.com

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00August 28th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Rentboy.com Press Release (.pdf) [8/26/2015] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Danny Cruz SWOP-USA itsdannycruz@gmail.com swopusamedia@gmail.com 844-796-7722 (ext 1) 877-776-2004 (ext 5)   Male Sex Workers Condemn Raid on RentBoy.com   On Tuesday, federal police in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security raided Rentboy, a male escort advertising website, arresting the CEO and 6 [...]

Amnesty International votes YES on Sex Work Proposal

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00August 11th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

SWOP-USA is excited to hear Amnesty International voted in favor of their draft policy on Sex Work today on the final day of their International Council Meeting (ICM). Access Amnesty Documents about the decision below:   Amnesty's Press Release on the Decision Q&A on the Policy to Protect the Human Rights of Sex Workers Amnesty Policy on [...]

SEX WORKERS TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: VOTE “YES” ON DECRIMINALIZATION!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00August 4th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: swopusamedia@gmail.com Sex Workers Outreach Project, USA www.SWOPUSA.org     SEX WORKERS TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: VOTE “YES” ON DECRIMINALIZATION! Tuesday, August 4th 2015 — On Thursday August 6th, Amnesty International will vote on whether to support the decriminalization of sex work, and policies in defense of sex workers rights. The Sex Workers [...]

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