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Moral Panic Monthly: Super Bowl Anti Sex-Trafficking Campaign Harms Minnesota Sex Workers

By |2017-07-10T16:04:48+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Call to action, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the first installment of our coverage of the moral panic surrounding Super Bowl LII set for February 4th, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Under the guise of anti-sex trafficking and safety, Minnesota campaign efforts reinforce harmful anti-sex work moral [and actual] policing of marginalized sex work communities and promote increased violence and stigma. Throughout the [...]

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Fact Sheet: Sex Work and Labour

By |2017-05-01T01:53:41+00:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Fact Sheets, Print Outs|

Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2015 Title: Sex Work and Labour Authors: Asijiki Coalition to Decriminalize Sex work In South Africa (Capetow) Challenges sex workers face are almost always the result of criminalization,  abusive working conditions and the setting of sex work (where it takes place). These challenges can be addressed by changing in the laws around sex [...]

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Research Summary: The Cook County Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Response Team: A Law Enforcement Model

By |2017-05-10T03:21:18+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Educational, Print Outs, Research Summary|

Full Article | Research Summary (.pdf) Year: 2012 Title: The Cook County Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Response Team: A Law Enforcement Model Authors: Jody Rafael and Lindsey LaPointe For the last 10 years, law enforcement jurisdictions around the country have increasingly embraced “End Demand” rhetoric, claiming to be taking a new approach to sex work policing. This [...]

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National Transgender HIV Testing Day

By |2017-04-20T03:50:37+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Events, Uncategorized|

Tuesday,  April 18 was National Transgender HIV Testing Day. Organized by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, the day is "designed to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people." Watch the invitation video with Miss Major, a Desiree Alliance Conference keynote [...]

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Research Summary: The Role of Sex Work Stigma in Victim Blaming and Empathy of Sexual Assault Survivors

By |2017-05-10T03:04:39+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Print Outs, Research Summary|

Full Article | Research Summary (.pdf) Year: 2017 Title: The Role of Sex Work Stigma in Victim Blaming and Empathy of Sexual Assault Survivors Authors: Eric Sprankle, Katie Bloomquist, Cody Butcher, Neil Gleason & Zoe Schaefer This research study, by Dr. Eric Sprankle and SWOP-USA board member, Katie Bloomquist looks at how changing whether a sexual [...]

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Red Umbrellas in a Southern Sea of Pink

By |2017-03-03T21:49:45+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Hear Our Voice|

© 2017 Stella Zine The red umbrella is an international symbol for sex worker human rights. I was a stripper in Atlanta for 10 years. I danced at many clubs in Atlanta from the late eighties all the way ‘til 2001. I danced at the Cheetah Elite on Baker Street, the Hotspot and Tattletales (made famous [...]

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Justice for Gigi Thomas – Court Date February 27

By |2017-02-27T04:38:19+00:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: Blogs|Tags: |

Our friend, GiGi Marie Thomas, will be going into court this Monday, February 27th with support from the trans, sex worker, and faith-based communities she has touched over decades. As GiGi faces trial, we ask that you all keep Gigi in your thoughts. Nearly 16 months ago, GiGi Marie Thomas was arrested and charged with murder [...]

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Fact Sheet: Minority Stress and Sex Work – Understanding stress and internalized stigma

By |2017-05-01T03:57:02+00:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Educational, Fact Sheets, Information, Print Outs|Tags: , , , |

Download this resource:  Fact Sheet | Minority Stress & Sex Work (pdf) Year: 2017 Title: Minority Stress and Sex Work - Understanding stress and internalized stigma Authors: SWOP-USA (Katie Bloomquist) This fact sheet discusses the concept of minority stress--chronically high levels of stress faced by members of stigmatized minority groups--as it relates to sex workers. It [...]

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Fact Sheet: Ethical Considerations for Conducting Sex Worker Research

By |2017-05-01T03:55:14+00:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Educational, Fact Sheets, Print Outs, Research|Tags: , , |

Download this resource:  Fact Sheet | ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR  CONDUCTING SEX WORK RESEARCH (pdf) Year: 2017 Title: Ethical Considerations for Conducting Sex Worker Research Authors: SWOP-USA (Katie Bloomquist) As sex work research becomes more common to study in the social science fields, it is important for SWOP-USA to maintain a clear stance on ethical standards and guidelines, [...]

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What’s With the Red Umbrella? A Brief History, and a Call for Red Umbrella Stories!

By |2017-02-01T05:16:20+00:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Educational|

by Katherine Koster Recently, our networks were discussing the Women's March and who would be taking part and whether or not to take part. A SWOP Chapter leader asked "Are red umbrella's welcomed? If red umbrellas are not welcomed, I am not going." A while earlier, a board member who runs a harm reduction organization shared [...]

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