Topics :: sex workers

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Guyanese Gay Prostitutes Stabbed Dead, Suspect Commits Suicide

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 21, 2014
The main suspect in the stabbing murder of two gay sex workers in Guyana's capital of Georgetown last week died on Sunday, July 20 at Georgetown Hospital after confessing to the murders and setting himself on fire.

SF Sex Worker Clinic Marks 15 Years

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Thursday May 29, 2014
A San Francisco nonprofit that provides HIV testing, food, and other assistance to sex workers is marking its 15th anniversary as people in the industry - many of whom are LGBT - continue to face stigma, financial insecurity, and other challenges.

Groups Rally Against D.C.’s ’Prostitution-Free Zones’

By John Riley | Saturday Apr 19, 2014
Activists and advocates rallied to call for the repeal of ’’prostitution-free zones’’ (PFZs), which opponents say has led to profiling and harassment of transgender people.

Sex Workers Unite

By Kitty Drexel | Thursday Jan 23, 2014
This book chronicles the successful and unsuccessful efforts of sex workers in the US and abroad to obtain civil rights.

The 11th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Dec 16, 2013
On December 17th, public events in 14 U.S. cities and 19 cities around the world will be held to call attention to violence committed against sex workers.

International Escort Awards Makes a Stop in South Florida to Find Best Local Rent Boy

By Ryan Dixon | Sunday Feb 10, 2013
The event will pit five of the best tops, bottoms and versatile rent boys the Sunshine State has to offer against each other in an online fan vote.

NY Advocates Want Condoms Out of Prostitute Cases

By Michael Virtanen | Friday Apr 20, 2012
Advocates for sex workers want New York to become the first state to ban police officers from confiscating condoms as evidence in prostitution cases, saying it has a chilling effect on disease protection.

Art and Sex Along the New York Waterfront

Tuesday Apr 3, 2012
"The Piers: Art and Sex along the New York Waterfront" is the first museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the uses of the Hudson River docks by artists and a newly emerging gay subculture.

Sex Workers and HIV/AIDS

By Annie Brown | Wednesday Dec 1, 2010
Sex workers in Asia present one of the largest challenges in the fight against AIDS. A recent meeting in Bangkok set out to tackle the issue and find solutions.

Global Sex Workers Hit by Economic Recession

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Apr 16, 2010
From Wall Street to street workers: the effects of the economic downturn are felt worldwide among those in the sex trade.
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