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SWOP Syringe Access Mini-grant application is open!

February 14th, 2019|Comments Off on SWOP Syringe Access Mini-grant application is open!

In 2018, SWOP USA launched our harm reduction mini-grants that help supply sex worker outreach programs with supplies and information that reduce adverse consequences of substance use including sterile syringes. We are pleased to announce [...]

Sex Worker Track at Woodhull Summit August 2019

February 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Sex Worker Track at Woodhull Summit August 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit’s Sex Worker Rights Track A series of workshops on the rights, resilience and wellbeing on people who trade sex August 15 - 18, 2019 Alexandria, VA The Sex [...]

December 17th 2018, New Logo, and Executive Director

September 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on December 17th 2018, New Logo, and Executive Director

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 [...]

The Real Stripper Report

June 21st, 2018|Comments Off on The Real Stripper Report

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 [...]

SWOP-USA Statement on Attempted Brothel Closures in Nevada

June 20th, 2018|Comments Off on SWOP-USA Statement on Attempted Brothel Closures in Nevada

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 [...]

SWOP USA Seeking New Board Members

June 6th, 2018|Comments Off on SWOP USA Seeking New Board Members

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. [...]

The Grief of Retirement: A Sex Work Ritual

May 24th, 2018|Comments Off on The Grief of Retirement: A Sex Work Ritual

"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 [...]

Backpage Seized by the Feds (and shut down)

April 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Backpage Seized by the Feds (and shut down)

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 [...]

Call For Graphic Design Submissions

March 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Call For Graphic Design Submissions

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 [...]

SWOP-USA Suggested Policy Position on Sex Work & Decriminalization

March 25th, 2018|Comments Off on SWOP-USA Suggested Policy Position on Sex Work & Decriminalization

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 [...]

House Passing of Misleading FOSTA Bill causes country wide outrage!

March 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on House Passing of Misleading FOSTA Bill causes country wide outrage!

Yesterday the erroneously named "Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act"(FOSTA) passed the house and is on it's way to the senate. Supported by celebrities and government officials alike the bill has gained [...]