One of the most prevalent stereotypes about legal regulations and sex work is that decriminalizing commercial sex increases trafficking. This could not be further from the truth--which is why many leading Anti-Trafficking organizations have come out in support of decriminalization of sex work. The open support for decriminalization began oversees, with the Global Alliance Against Traffic [...]
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 [...]
SWOP-USA is excited to hear Amnesty International voted in favor of their draft policy on Sex Work today on the final day of their International Council Meeting (ICM). Access Amnesty Documents about the decision below: Amnesty's Press Release on the Decision Q&A on the Policy to Protect the Human Rights of Sex Workers Amnesty Policy on [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Sex Workers Outreach Project, USA www.SWOPUSA.org SEX WORKERS TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: VOTE “YES” ON DECRIMINALIZATION! Tuesday, August 4th 2015 — On Thursday August 6th, Amnesty International will vote on whether to support the decriminalization of sex work, and policies in defense of sex workers rights. The Sex Workers [...]
SWOP-USA is an umbrella organization that offers support, mentorship, and fiscal sponsorship to local SWOP Chapters across North America. SWOP-USA is comprised of a small team of dedicated volunteer activists, which makes up the Board of Directors. Our budget is modest (we accrued $54,000 in 2014 in donations, grants, merch, and special events), the bulk of [...]