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National Transgender HIV Testing Day

April 20th, 2017|Comments Off on National Transgender HIV Testing Day

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 [...]

RESEARCH SUMMARY | The Role of Sex Work Stigma in Victim Blaming and Empathy of Sexual Assault Survivors

March 28th, 2017|Comments Off on RESEARCH SUMMARY | The Role of Sex Work Stigma in Victim Blaming and Empathy of Sexual Assault Survivors

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 [...]

The American Health Care Act: Community Briefing for Sex Workers

March 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on The American Health Care Act: Community Briefing for Sex Workers

SWOP USA would like to keep our community informed on major pieces that would have an impact on their lives. Currently, there are many pieces of information floating around regarding the Republicans’ newly proposed healthcare [...]

Red Umbrellas in a Southern Sea of Pink

March 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Red Umbrellas in a Southern Sea of Pink

© 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 [...]

Justice for Gigi Thomas – Court Date February 27

February 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Justice for Gigi Thomas – Court Date February 27

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 [...]

Webinar: How to Run Meetings for Grassroots Organizers!

February 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Webinar: How to Run Meetings for Grassroots Organizers!

Date: Wednesday, February 22 - 8PM EST | 7PM CST | 5PM PST Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTcat03d_0E As social justice activists and organizers, we spend a lot of time in meetings, time that can feel tedious, [...]

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

February 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Fact Sheet: Minority Stress and Sex Work – Understanding stress and internalized stigma

Download this resource:  Fact Sheet | Minority Stress & Sex Work (pdf) 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 [...]

Fact Sheet: Ethical Considerations for Conducting Sex Worker Research

February 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Fact Sheet: Ethical Considerations for Conducting Sex Worker Research

Download this resource:  Fact Sheet | ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR    CONDUCTING SEX WORK RESEARCH (pdf) As sex work research becomes more common to study in the social science fields, it is important for SWOP-USA to maintain [...]

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

February 1st, 2017|Comments Off on What’s With the Red Umbrella? A Brief History, and a Call for Red Umbrella Stories!

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 [...]

Remembering Diana Hemingway, SWOP-South Florida Founder

January 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Remembering Diana Hemingway, SWOP-South Florida Founder

We are sad to share that SWOP-South Florida Founder Diana Hemingway took her life on December 20, 2016. Diana, 46, was known for tireless activism around trans/queer issues, sex worker rights, disability rights, economic justice, [...]

Seeking Community Advisory Board Members for AR/AO Training

January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Seeking Community Advisory Board Members for AR/AO Training

Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) – USA is inviting applications for Community Advisory Board (CAB) to help direct SWOP’s projects around Anti-Racism and Anti Oppression (AR/AO) modes of operation. We are currently seeking 6 individuals. [...]

Trans Day of Remembrance Statement – Ceyenne Doroshow

November 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Trans Day of Remembrance Statement – Ceyenne Doroshow

  Hello my trans sisters and brothers all across the world. TDOR, Trans Day of Remembrance, is one of the days where reflection is kind of hard. My name is Ceyenne Doroshow. I’m an activist [...]