This week - actions protesting the criminalization of sex work are being staged around the country, in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thursday, 9/3 NEW YORK CITY | 225 Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn, 12:00PM website We are outraged at this latest example of the abuse and selective prosecution of sex workers. [...]
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 [...]
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!
Rentboy.com Press Release (.pdf) [8/26/2015] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Danny Cruz SWOP-USA firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.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 [...]