NEW: Pennsylvania Project

Torturing Sex Workers, with Melanie Dante: Ken’s guest is Melanie Dante, a self-identified active consensual adult sex worker, discussing various issues surrounding the sex trades, badly needed decriminalization, and holes in the law that create “viminals”, i.e., making criminals out of victims of sexual abuse.

MOCA: Photographic Art of Prostitution & Progressive Relationships

Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin reveals the strength in non-conformity, in being unapologetically frank about self-identity, lifestyle, and relationships. This touching, electrifying exhibition walks the viewer through several of the 20th century’s most raw and candid counterculture photographs and boldly declares that there is no wrong way to make a family.

Art For Social Justice: Street Workers On View

The Sanctuary dome will be part of a temporary installation about Philadelphia Sex Workers, and the violence they face. Assembled at The Philadelphia Museum of Art beginning Sept. 9. More information at: https://www.thefix.com/sex-workers-and-drug-users-speak-out-philadelphia

Update on AK HB 112 / SB 73: Cops On Sexual Contact During  Investigations

The Anchorage Police Department is fighting a pair of state bills that would criminalize cops who have “sexual contact” with people under investigation. The reason for the opposition, according to Deputy Chief Sean Case, is that there are “very, very limited” situations in which cops need to cross that boundary — specifically, when it comes to undercover investigations of sex workers. Article by Tracy Clark Flory for Vocative; supporting statistics from ISWFACE LA.

We Remember: Anonymous. A Teenage Philadelphia “Hooker”

IDTEVASW D/17 in 2019 We Are Heading To Washington, D.C.

Lit On Fire. Left In An Abandoned Building. 

“Anonymous Teenage Hooker” had a face and a name, though we don’t know her id.

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ALL THESE MURDERED WOMEN HAVE FACES AND NAMES AND FAMILIES OR FRIENDS WHO LOVED THEM

ESSEX COUNTY JAIL Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 20, is under investigation for the slaying of a teenage Philadelphia hooker whose burned body was left inside an abandoned building in Orange, N.J., WNBC-TV reported Wednesday. Sources told the station that law enforcement was actively investigating whether the suspect might be a serial killer.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-jersey-man-accused-murders-suspected-killing-article-1.2918881

Original artwork of Lady Liberty crying courtesy of Zuchman Studios West Philadelphia. D/17 Flyer by Eris Vale Philadelphia. “Say Her Name” poster SWOP-USA.
Memorial candle photograph flyer  also SWOP-USA

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International Sex Workers Rights Day is March 3rd

"Sex Workers Speak Out: Coast to Coast Perspectives About Canada's Harmful Laws" is part of International Sex Workers Rights Day, to be recognized March 3rd. The voices of workers in the sex trade will be showcased in a display at St. John's City Hall beginning today. Article re/post by Tara Bradbury tbradbury@thetelegram.com  Published on February … Continue reading International Sex Workers Rights Day is March 3rd

Intimate Archive: M DANTE Interviews SLIXA For The Erotic Literary Salon 

2013 M.DANTE & THE EROTIC LITERARY SALON PHILADELPHIA  SLIXA IS RADICALLY DIFFERENT  Instantly we see that SLIXA is beautifully, radically different from other adult ad sites, potentially firm competition for the nearly twenty year old Eros, and obviously a world beyond the Back Page classifieds of Craig's List. http://theeroticsalon.com/blog/the-slixa-revolution-radically-different-on-line-private-adult-service-site/ SLIXA launched December 2012, coming on … Continue reading Intimate Archive: M DANTE Interviews SLIXA For The Erotic Literary Salon