1. The public’s understandable concern for victims of trafficking including young people is being used to promote a moralistic and dangerous crusade against prostitution. The anti-trafficking campaign allied with law enforcement and the religious right claims that all prostitution is rape/sexual exploitation. It has led to proposals to increase arrests of sex workers on the street, advertising on […]
US PROStitutes Collective
Our sister organisation the US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) is a multiracial network of women who work or have worked in different areas of the sex industry. Founded in 1982, US PROS campaigns for the decriminalization of prostitution and for justice, protection and resources so that no one is forced into prostitution through poverty or violence.
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In Defense of Prostitute Women’s SafetyFor women who work the streets, massage parlors, clubs, in a house, as dancers, escorts, mistresses, models, on parole…it’s ok to use your working name or any other name – we respect your privacy.We are a self-help community resource that began in 1998 to:Provide support for prostitute women who have been […]
Colectivo Ingles de Prostitutas y el Colectivo de Estados Unidos – US PROSDesde 1975 hacemos campaña por la eliminación de las leyes de prostitución, las cuales criminalizan a trabajadoras del sexo y a sus familias, y por alternativas económicas y mayores ayudas y sueldos de manera que ninguna mujer, niña/o u hombre sea forzado por […]
By US Prostitutes CollectiveDefend Village Voice under attack for adult ads.Protest Women’s Funding Network undermining sex workers’ rights & safety.Village Voice is under attack for running Backpage.com the on-line adult classified ads service. Advertising allows many sex workers to work in the relative safety of premises. The same people who witch-hunted Craigslist with a big bucks […]
SAN FRANCISCO — Starchild, a self-described sex worker and a candidate for San Francisco supervisor, says there is absolutely no reason that his beloved city needs any more rules.“I think that with a lot of laws, half of it is leftover morality from the Puritan days,” said Starchild, a male escort who goes by only one […]
On a busy sidewalk in San Francisco’s Polk Street neighborhood on May 20, about 25 people took part in a “Stand-In” to protest the arrests of sex workers and “Sit/Lie” – a proposed bill to make it illegal to sit or lie on the sidewalk between 7am and 11pm under threat of a fine and jail. […]
By Traci GrantIn many cities, members of the community would take to the streets to call their police department to task for not addressing an increase in prostitutes walking the streets.But in San Francisco, it was exactly the opposite.Activists demanded that the San Francisco police department stop cracking down on prostitution and stop wasting city […]
BY RACHEL WESTTaking advantage of the recent turmoil over the huge city budget cuts, Mayor Gavin Newsom and Sup. Carmen Chu, have pushed though malicious legislation imposing criminal charges and restrictions on massage parlors. Many are outraged that this costly legislation was prioritized — we want to know why it was, and how much it […]
Protect workers’ safety! Stop the closure of massage parlors! Stop targeting immigrant sex workers!Under the pretence of stopping sex trafficking, Supervisor Carmen Chu and Mayor Newsom want to impose criminal charges and exorbitant fines on massage parlors despite workers’ concerns that it will push the industry underground making them more vulnerable to violence and exploitation. […]
Justice for Shelly Resnick! Stop targeting sex worker activists!At a time of economic recession, why are sex workers trying to make a living being targeted? And why is taxpayers’ money being used to arrest and prosecute an activist?The sex worker community, with the support of people from all walks of life, is mobilizing to protest […]