David Block has numerous articles published on disability, and also the dangers sex workers face. He is a Temple University graduate.
“Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an influx of sex workers who are reaching out asking for assistance with paying rent, utilities and food,” said Sean Coleman, executive director of the Bronx LGBTQ Center Destination Tomorrow, whose $460,000 contract with the city was renewed in the 2020-2021 budget.
COVID-19 threatens both the lives and livelihoods of sex workers yet governments look the other way. A new publication seeks to help sex workers get their attention. — Read on http://www.opendemocracy.net/en/beyond-trafficking-and-slavery/fight-decriminalise-sex-work/ COVID's many threats to sex workers Last January we released an expert discussion online about how to effectively argue for the decriminalisation of sex … Continue reading The fight to decriminalise sex work | openDemocracy
The relationship between sex workers and the South African Police Service has always been strained, with both male and female workers levelling allegations of discrimination and harassment against law enforcers. But sex workers say intensified policing during the nationwide lockdown has made matters far worse. As violence erupted in the United States over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, news broke of the death of a sex worker in police custody in Mowbray, Cape Town. - Sarah Smit
The Coronavirus is a Disaster for Sex Workers – April 24, 2020 PRESS RELEASE The Coronavirus is a Disaster for Sex Workers – We Need Resources! Contact: US PROStitutes Collective firstname.lastname@example.org Thousands of families in the US rely on the income from sex work to survive and have been thrown into a crisis by the coronavirus.