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The Real Stripper Report

June 21st, 2018|Comments Off on The Real Stripper Report

THE REAL STRIPPER REPORT: A NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT WORKERS IN THE MINNEAPOLIS STRIPPING INDUSTRY A Collaboration Between SWOP-Minneapolis, Minnesota State University, & Sex Workers Outreach Project - USA Background After learning about possible new [...]

SWOP-USA Statement on Attempted Brothel Closures in Nevada

June 20th, 2018|Comments Off on SWOP-USA Statement on Attempted Brothel Closures in Nevada

The efforts to outlaw brothels in the Lyon and and Nye counties in Nevada is wrong-headed and short-sighted. SWOP-USA is fighting for the full decriminalization of sex work, which the legalized brothel system is certainly [...]

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 [...]

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