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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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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 [...]

Thank You Letter to Backpage

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00July 29th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

Backpage.com LLC PO Box 192307 Dallas, TX 75219 USA July 19th, 2015 Dear Jim Larkin and Mike Lacey, On behalf of the Sex Worker’s Outreach Project, the Board of Directors of SWOP USA along with Local Chapter Representatives, we would like to express appreciation for your determination and commitment to preserving the ‘Adult’ area on your [...]

Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act Signed into Law

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

President Obama signed the 2015 Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act (JVTA) into law last Friday, May 30th. The JVTA combines a number of bills that stalled in senate and changes federal laws on trafficking. Key features of the JVTA include:   Adding buyers and advertisers to the definition of trafficking. Including mandatory minimums for individuals convicted of [...]

Stolen Ad or Website Content

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |

As an adult industry worker, there is literally nothing more irritating than having your ad copy or adult images stolen by others or by spam sites.   We've compiled some "Helpful Tips"   Click Here for...   - a guide on how to make photos harder to steal. -An overview of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. -An [...]

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