Recommendation to Decriminalize Sex Work in Rhode Island

Recommendation to Decriminalize Sex Work in Rhode Island

This article is an excellent overview of the history and recent efforts to decriminalize sex work in Rhode Island. A new report from the Rhode Island study commission found that criminalizing adult consensual sex work has only increased violence, exploitation, and STI...

Stop KOSA: We cannot censor our way to safety.

Stop KOSA: We cannot censor our way to safety.

Our friends at the Woodhull Freedom Foundation have created an easy to use tool to let your representatives know that you do not support the (well intentioned but) dangerous Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA). From Woodhull Freedom Foundation: The stated goal of the bill...

Decriminalizing Sex Work Decreases Rape

Decriminalizing Sex Work Decreases Rape

The Cato Institute has published a research brief confirming that decriminalizing or legalizing prostitution decreases rape. Prohibiting sex work, either through direct criminalization or end demand laws, significantly increases reported rapes. The brief is based on...

UNAIDS Report on Sex Worker Rights in India

UNAIDS Report on Sex Worker Rights in India

Sex workers in India have been fighting for their rights for decades and are an example of the incredible power of community organizing and advocacy. In 2001, over 25,000 sex workers gathered for a festival despite prohibitionist pushback. Their defiance is celebrated...

We Can’t Arrest & Censor Our Way to Safety

We Can’t Arrest & Censor Our Way to Safety

Freedom of expression on the internet — Lux Alptraum wrote an excellent piece for New York Magazine about age verification laws, the war on p*rn, and the ongoing fight for freedom of expression on the internet. Legislators are vulnerable to moral panics, but we will...

Susanna Gibson

Susanna Gibson

Susanna Gibson, a Democratic nominee for a competitive seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, isn’t taking the whorphobic attacks made against her quietly.

September 14 is Sex Worker Pride Day

September 14 is Sex Worker Pride Day

Sex Worker Pride extends to all communities marginalized by criminalization, discrimination, and stigma across the sex worker movement.

Criminalizing Sex Work in NYC

Criminalizing Sex Work in NYC

Learn about Mayor Eric Adams’ approach in NYC and the need for supportive resources instead of criminalizing sex work.

Dallas Repeals Its Loitering Law: A Step Towards Progress

Dallas Repeals Its Loitering Law: A Step Towards Progress

Discover the positive change as Dallas repeals its loitering law, taking a step towards justice and inclusivity. This milestone reflects a broader movement to eliminate discriminatory legislation and embrace progress.

Sex Worker Rights Upheld in Court

Sex Worker Rights Upheld in Court

Significant win for sex worker rights as Canadian SWer triumphs against non-paying client. Legal implications and industry challenges.

Celebrating the Impact of Black Trans Sex Workers

Celebrating the Impact of Black Trans Sex Workers

Discover the powerful documentary, “The Stroll,” highlighting the history of Black trans sex workers in NYC and their crucial role in the LGBTQ Rights Movement. Explore their stories, resilience, and the importance of honoring their legacy during Pride.

Backpage Trial Update: Prosecution Seeks to Suppress 1st Amendment

Backpage Trial Update: Prosecution Seeks to Suppress 1st Amendment

Get the latest update on the Backpage trial as prosecutors make alarming requests for the upcoming court date in August. Discover how they are seeking to restrict mentions of the First Amendment and free speech, raising questions about due process. Stay informed as this story unfolds.

Setback in Decriminalizing Sex Work in South Africa

Setback in Decriminalizing Sex Work in South Africa

Discover the latest setback in decriminalizing sex work in South Africa. Find out the challenges faced and the impact on the journey towards safer and more equitable conditions for sex workers.

Sex Worker Discrimination: Banned from Payment Apps

Sex Worker Discrimination: Banned from Payment Apps

Discover the impact of sex worker discrimination as they are banned from banking and payment apps. Explore the consequences of this exclusionary practice, its effects on legal and online sex workers, and the barriers it creates.

Maine’s Journey towards Decriminalizing Sex Work

Maine’s Journey towards Decriminalizing Sex Work

Discover Maine’s strides towards decriminalizing sex work as the state moves closer to ending criminal charges. Explore the concerns raised by sex workers regarding the “end demand” approach and its potential harm.

The EARN IT Act is Back. Again.

The EARN IT Act is Back. Again.

Bad policy alert! Legislators are once again pushing a law that would be horrible for SWers and the American public at large.

AI Cannot Replace Real Sex Workers

AI Cannot Replace Real Sex Workers

AI cannot replace sex workers. Sex workers say most customers seek a genuine connection. Authenticity remains key in the adult content market.

Backpage Shutdown Sparks Debate

Backpage Shutdown Sparks Debate

Reason Magazine’s recent report on the ongoing impact of the Backpage shutdown on sex workers and free speech.

Sex Work Has Been Decriminalized in New Zealand for 20 years

Sex Work Has Been Decriminalized in New Zealand for 20 years

Sex work has been decriminalized in New Zealand for 20 years, and things have been going really well there since then. Wow, can’t believe lived experience from SWers that supports the push for decriminalization has turned out to be true!

Farewell to Stripper Web

Farewell to Stripper Web

Stripper Web no longer exists and it feels like the end of an era for sex workers. The loss of safe and supportive spaces for sex workers has damaging effects.

Anti-Human Trafficking Sting Leads to Arrests

Anti-Human Trafficking Sting Leads to Arrests

Anti-human trafficking sting in San Diego and National City resulted in 48 arrests, according to NBC San Diego. While the intention of the sting was to catch those involved in human trafficking, some SWers were also caught up in the operation.

The Economic Downturn on Sex Workers

The Economic Downturn on Sex Workers

Sex workers are feeling the financial pain of an economic downturn, and it’s affecting all areas of the industry. From high-end escorts to street-based sex workers, many are reporting a decrease in demand and earnings.

Super Bowl Trafficking Myths Debunked

Super Bowl Trafficking Myths Debunked

Super Bowl trafficking myths have been debunked thanks to researchers at the University of Texas, Austin and the University of Minnesota.

Senate Bill 357 Decriminalizes Loitering for Sex Work

Senate Bill 357 Decriminalizes Loitering for Sex Work

Senate Bill 357 decriminalizes loitering for sex work. Kaytlin Bailey, advocates for ending arrests to reduce exploitation and violence in the industry. Check out her op-ed appearing in 11 syndicated newspapers throughout CA.

Spain Debates Dangerous Sex Work Law

Spain Debates Dangerous Sex Work Law

Spain debates a dangerous sex work law, and advocates hope it will be rejected by lawmakers. The proposed sex work law has sparked outrage and concern among human rights advocates.

Decriminalizing Sex Work in South Africa

Decriminalizing Sex Work in South Africa

South Africa is making strides in decriminalizing sex work, which is a huge win for sex worker rights and safety. The country’s parliament is set to review and potentially repeal legislation that criminalizes consensual adult sex work.

Jury Rejects Woman’s Claims

Jury Rejects Woman’s Claims

A jury rejects woman’s claims against four police officers in Virginia who protected an abusive prostitution trafficking ring. People love to lift up the trafficking narrative until it’s cops who are being accused of the trafficking.

Why Does January 25th Matter?

Why Does January 25th Matter?

On January 25, 1917, over 300 sex workers in San Francisco marched to protest the imminent closure of their brothels. This was the first sex worker led protest in the United States.

The Fight Against FOSTA Continues

The Fight Against FOSTA Continues

The fight against FOSTA continues as our friends at Woodhull Freedom Foundation went to the Court of Appeals this week.

Black Sex Worker Roundtable

Black Sex Worker Roundtable

On this special episode, human rights activist Lakeesha Harris gathers a legendary roundtable of leaders in the Black Sex Worker movement.

Chippendales Are Lobbying Up

Chippendales Are Lobbying Up

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.

Taxation Without Representation

Taxation Without Representation

Lakeesha Harris fills us in on sex work related legislation in Louisiana and Ohio, and why she feels like the government just doesn’t want us to survive!

Strippers Strike Noho Protest Update

Strippers Strike Noho Protest Update

These strippers are protesting for safer work conditions in North Hollywood. Instagram “Mistakenly Removed” the stripper strike Noho account.

We Are All Worthy – with Alexandra Hunt

We Are All Worthy – with Alexandra Hunt

Decriminalization in Belgium, a stripper strike in North Hollywood, and special guest Alexandra Hunt, whose background as a stripper is a proud part of her campaign.

North Hollywood Stripper Strike

North Hollywood Stripper Strike

Current and former employees of Star Garden staged a walkout to protest an unsafe work environment in the North Hollywood stripper strike.

Protect Trans Youth from Anti Trans Laws

Protect Trans Youth from Anti Trans Laws

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.

Updates on the Backpage Trial

Updates on the Backpage Trial

The founders of the website Backpage, Michael Lacey and James Larkin, returned to federal trial on February 22, 2022.

Super Bowl 2022 Arrests

Super Bowl 2022 Arrests

214 Super bowl 2022 arrests for allegedly selling sex which, to be crystal clear, is not the same as charging people with human trafficking.

EARN IT V. Sex Worker Safety

EARN IT V. Sex Worker Safety

Apple Podcasts | SpotifyRecent Stories That Matter to the Movement This week, on Old Pro News, we’ll update you on a former stripper who is running for Congress, an exciting new exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, and positive news from Victoria,...

Super Bowl Trafficking Myths Debunked

Super Bowl Trafficking Myths Debunked

Researchers have found that the evidence, “did not support a causal or correlative link between Super Bowls and sex trafficking.”