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Black Sex Worker Collective Juneteenth Events & Some Juneteenth History

June 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Black Sex Worker Collective Juneteenth Events & Some Juneteenth History

Our comrades at The Black Sex Worker Collective are hosting two events in New York City on Monday, June 18th “Whore in a Box” 5 PM - 6 PM Free & “Moving Beyond Survival: An [...]

SWOP USA Seeking New Board Members

June 6th, 2018|Comments Off on SWOP USA Seeking New Board Members

Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA is looking to expand it's Board of Directors! SWOP-USA is growing, and we are looking to add dedicated and passionate individuals to our team, to help strengthen our human rights network. [...]

The Grief of Retirement: A Sex Work Ritual

May 24th, 2018|Comments Off on The Grief of Retirement: A Sex Work Ritual

"The Grief of Retirement: A Sex Work Ritual" By former SWOP-USA Vice President Katie Bloomquist MS, MA, LAMFT Originally published here In my therapeutic work with people who sell sexual services, I consider myself to [...]

Backpage Seized by the Feds (and shut down)

April 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Backpage Seized by the Feds (and shut down)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Katie Bloomquist katie@swopusa.org We at SWOP-USA are disheartened, disappointed, and furious to hear that yet another advertising platform that sexworkers use to screen clients and advertise their services has been seized [...]

Call For Graphic Design Submissions

March 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Call For Graphic Design Submissions

Got a heART for ART?  Want to win a cool $1000 prize? SWOP-USA is re-branding and we are hosting a contest to design a NEW LOGO for our organization that can be adapted for use [...]

SWOP-USA Suggested Policy Position on Sex Work & Decriminalization

March 25th, 2018|Comments Off on SWOP-USA Suggested Policy Position on Sex Work & Decriminalization

Sex work is work, and sex workers’ rights are labor rights. The criminalization of the sex industry exacerbates violence and exploitation against marginalized sex workers, severs them from vital systems of support, and pushes instances [...]

House Passing of Misleading FOSTA Bill causes country wide outrage!

March 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on House Passing of Misleading FOSTA Bill causes country wide outrage!

Yesterday the erroneously named "Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act"(FOSTA) passed the house and is on it's way to the senate. Supported by celebrities and government officials alike the bill has gained [...]

Webinar: Self Care for Sex Workers

March 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Webinar: Self Care for Sex Workers

Katie Bloomquist (SWOP-USA and Minnesota Sexual Health Institute) discusses sex worker-specific self care and offers suggestions for sex workers to engage in practices to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wN8A1RUR5E&t=62s

SWOP Has a New Ombudsperson!

February 16th, 2018|Comments Off on SWOP Has a New Ombudsperson!

Hello! My name is Sangam and I am excited to be stepping in to the role of Ombudsperson for SWOP-USA. Having been involved in sex work community advocacy for some time now, I've long respected [...]

Sex Workers Outreach Project is seeking Community Advisory Board members (Paid Position)

February 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Sex Workers Outreach Project is seeking Community Advisory Board members (Paid Position)

Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) – USA is inviting applications for Community Advisory Board (CAB) members to help direct SWOP-USA ‘s Anti-Racism and Anti Oppression (AR/AO) training. We are currently seeking 3 individuals for this [...]

Sex Workers Included in National Women’s March

January 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Sex Workers Included in National Women’s March

We are so thrilled that sex workers have been asked to be included in the planning process for the Women's March in Las Vegas on January 21st. Not only have sex workers been involved in [...]

SWOP USA International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Press Release 2017

December 17th, 2017|Comments Off on SWOP USA International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Press Release 2017

SWOP USA INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST SEX WORKERS PRESS RELEASE 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: SWOP-USA Communications Director/Dec 17th Coordinater ~ Briq House Briq@swopusa.org This 3rd weekend of December 2017, Sex Workers Outreach [...]