On this special episode, host and human rights activist Lakeesha Harris gathers a legendary roundtable of leaders in the Black Sex Worker movement.
These sex worker news headlines are excerpts from our weekly newsletter and from Old Pro News, our biweekly podcast that reports on and contextualizes current events affecting the sex worker rights movement and community.
Old Pro News writer and host, Lakeesha Harris, welcomes Tamika Spellman, the Advocacy Manager of the harm reduction organization HIPS DC.
This year, for the first time ever, Chippendales is making it their goal to lobby for a pandemic-era program for the live event industry.
Quick update on the North Hollywood Strippers Strike, which as of today is entering its seventh consecutive week.
A program called Report John has been launched by the Police Department of Vallejo, California. More policing is never the solution.
Ugly Mugs Netherlands provides a free-platform for sex workers to anonymously warn each other about dangerous and aggressive customers.
Following a motion approved by the city council in June 2021, the City of New Westminster is developing a work plan related to sex worker safety.
Geo, an activist from Sex Workers Against Criminalization New Orleans, shares her story of being an undocumented sex worker in the United States.
Dr. Olivia Snow claims DoorDash recently banned her due to a detection of unspecified “abnormal behavior” from her account.
April 11, 2022 marks four years since the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” became federal law.
These strippers are protesting for safer work conditions in North Hollywood. Instagram “Mistakenly Removed” the stripper strike Noho account.
In early April 2022, proposed Rhode Island decriminalization was explored in hearings for two bills.
Belgium is the first country in Europe to decriminalize selling and paying for sex.
To prepare for the OnlyFans IPO push, the company might decide to ban pornography and other adult content again.
Paradise Marketing, which has sold condoms, lube, and other pleasure products since 1978, had its workers’ compensation policy canceled out of nowhere.
Old Pro News writer and host, Lakeesha Harris, welcomes Alexandra Hunt, a Congressional candidate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd district.
Current and former employees of Star Garden staged a walkout to protest an unsafe work environment in the North Hollywood stripper strike.
Colorado lawmakers unanimously approved legislation that allows sex workers to report violent crime without fear of being arrested.
Sex worker health organization St. James Infirmary opens San Francisco’s first shelter dedicated to trans and gender non-conforming communities.
In January 2022, Dictionary dot com added the term “sex worker” to their website after a widespread growth in awareness of the term.
A wave of anti-trans laws is a disturbing new trend across the USA. We must support trans youth against these heinous laws and the bigotry that enables them.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’s segment on global sex work politics got so much right, even featuring the Deep South Decrim movement.
Sex worker safety legislation developments in Vermont, Oregon, and U.S. Congress, Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden, Ro Khanna, and Barbara Lee.
8Lives Vigil for Atlanta spa shootings, produced in part by Red Canary Song, and Massage License Decriminalization Act introduced in NY.
Daly Barnett and Lakeesha Harris discuss the return of the EARN IT (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) Act.
Decriminalised Futures at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London explores the history of sex workers lives and movement struggles.
Let’s get hyped about Congressional candidate Alexandra Hunt’s campaign to represent Pennsylvania’s 3rd district!
The founders of the website Backpage, Michael Lacey and James Larkin, returned to federal trial on February 22, 2022.
Thanks to Vixen Collective and Scarlet Alliance, Victoria, Australia is the fourth jurisdiction in the world to decriminalize sex work.
214 Super bowl 2022 arrests for allegedly selling sex which, to be crystal clear, is not the same as charging people with human trafficking.
Researchers have found that the evidence, “did not support a causal or correlative link between Super Bowls and sex trafficking.”
Dallas City Council has set a 2am closing time for sexually oriented businesses, including strip clubs, cabarets, and adult book stores.
Alvin Bragg’s NY DA office will no longer prosecute Prostitution and Patronizing a Person for Prostitution.
Mandie Landry is the author of Louisiana House Bill 67, the first ever bill to propose statewide decriminalization in the United States.