Plaintiffs Continue Effort to Overturn FOSTA, One of the Broadest Internet Censorship Laws | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Special thanks to legal intern Ross Ufberg, who was lead author of this post.A group of organizations and individuals are continuing their fight to overturn the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, known as FOSTA, arguing that the law violates the Constitution. — Read on http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/09/plaintiffs-continue-effort-overturn-fosta-one-broadest-internet-censorship-laws A group of organizations and … Continue reading Plaintiffs Continue Effort to Overturn FOSTA, One of the Broadest Internet Censorship Laws | Electronic Frontier Foundation

International Sex Worker Pride Day

As attorney general, Harris was also active in leading the charge against Backpage.com, a website that hosted classifieds ads and was used by many escorts — and, according to sex workers, a platform that was used as a resource for vetting clients and keeping themselves safe. In 2016, she filed numerous charges against the owners of the site, including money laundering, pimping, and conspiracy to commit pimping. Her argument was that it was a hub for sex trafficking, with some of the victims being children, even though the site was far more often used by escorts doing consensual sex work.

COYOTE RI: An open letter to Senator Whitehouse on upcoming EARN IT Act vote – Uprise RI

COYOTE RI: An open letter to Senator Whitehouse on upcoming EARN IT Act vote – Uprise RI — Read on upriseri.com/2020-06-30-coyote-ri/ COYOTE RI: An open letter to Senator Whitehouse on upcoming EARN IT Act vote By  COYOTE RI June 30, 2020 “Your office was not willing to review any of the evidence based research regarding … Continue reading COYOTE RI: An open letter to Senator Whitehouse on upcoming EARN IT Act vote – Uprise RI

Police mistreatment of sex workers by Sarah Smit

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

TLM Online Presents: Sex Workers and the COVID-19 Crisis

Please join US PROS and others for a digital panel on Sex Workers and COVID-19 sponsored by the Tenderloin Museum. You’ll need to register first (see link below).   TLM Online Presents: Sex Workers and the COVID-19 Crisis Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Google Calendar  ICS As with many industries, San Francisco's shelter-in-place order decimated the … Continue reading TLM Online Presents: Sex Workers and the COVID-19 Crisis

HIPS Fundraiser by Emmelia Ruiz Talarico : COVID19 Response Fund for sex workers in DC area

Good afternoon! I am pleased to let yall know we have so far disbursed $48,124 to DC Based Black, Brown, Indigenous, Trans sex workers in need. In the next day or so I will upload a new graphic displaying the breakdown. We have gotten over 336 requests and have fullfilled more 209 of them thus … Continue reading HIPS Fundraiser by Emmelia Ruiz Talarico : COVID19 Response Fund for sex workers in DC area