Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Today is Transgender Day of Visibility

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

Today marks Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate the achievements of trans folks around the world and fight cissexism and transphobia. As a sex worker rights movement, today and every day, we need to recognize, celebrate and reward the monumental contributions of transfolks to sex worker social justice and activism: from Miss Major and her [...]

SWOP-USA Seeking Communications Intern & Web Help!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Volunteer Web Development It's time to move away from the dark, ominous feel of our current website to something brighter and crisper. We would like to find a volunteer web developer who is familiar with CSS to help us give the swopusa.org website a little facelift. If interested, please send sample of your web work and [...]

Solidarity with Sex Work & Trans Activist Gigi Marie Thomas

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00March 24th, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

Last year, GiGi Marie Thomas, a leading sex worker and trans activist in Washington D.C., was arrested and charged with murder on an evening where she was attacked by an individual who was later found dead.  SWOP is deeply concerned for GiGi, who was not allowed to post bail and has been in jail awaiting trial for [...]

SWOP-USA Hiring: Ombudsperson

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00March 24th, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

Details: Application Deadline: April 10 Compensation: $20/hour Hours/Time Commitment: 20-30 hours/month; hours are flexible, but we ask the individual to review submissions for urgent feedback at least 2-4 times/week. An ombudsman can work from anywhere within the US, and is expected to use phone and video conferencing as the primary means of communication. How to Apply: [...]

Latesha, Sentencing Youth as Adults, and the Hypocrisy of How We Talk About Children

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00March 1st, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Call to action|

On January 11th, in Kent County, Michigan, Latesha, a 15-year-old African-American girl and mother to two toddlers, was sentenced in an adult court to 9 years in jail for being used as bait in a scheme to rob men responding to a Backpage escort ad placed for her. After men met Latesha at a motel and gave her money [...]

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