175x83_RTA-5042-1996-1400-1577-RTA What is Coyote?

Coyote was founded in 1973 to work for the repeal of the prostitution laws and an end to the stigma associated with sex work. In addition to engaging in public education regarding a wide range of issues related to prostitution, COYOTE has provided crisis counseling, support groups, and referrals to legal and other service providers to thousands of prostitutes, mostly women. COYOTE members have also testified at government hearings, served as expert witnesses in trials, helped police with investigations of crimes against prostitutes, and provided sensitivity training to government and private non-profit agencies that provide services to prostitutes.

For more information, read our article What is Coyote?

What is Coyote RI?

Coyote RI is a New England-based group founded by Bella Robinson and based on Coyote core principles.

Coyote RI mission statement

Indoor sex work was decriminalized in Rhode Island in 1979 due to Margo St.James filing a class action suit to challenge the states prostitution laws and the case was dismissed after a federal judge revised Rhode Island prostitution laws. However in 2009 Rhode Island voted back in to criminalize all prostitution, so we call back into action Coyote Rhode Island (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics).

While we oppose society's Moral Witch Hunt against us and laws that criminalize us, we are aware that sex workers must live in the real world. At it's best, that world disrespects and ostracizes us; at it's worst, it seeks to exploit and even harm us.

The Rhode Island chapter of Coyote is here to offer a safe harbor from that world.

We believe adult providers can make the best choices for themselves without interference from law enforcement on the one hand nor do-gooders who want to "help" us against our will on the other hand.

If you need resources and support you will find that here. If you choose to leave this business, we seek to provide you information on the best resources that can assist you transition to another lifestyle. We respect each provider's right to choose for herself.

We vehemently oppose all forms of human trafficking and child prostitution. The victims of these crimes deserve our compassion and support; those who exploit others in such a manner deserve severe punishment.

We advocate for laws that make sense to protect our youth rather than continuing the Moral Witch Hunt against consenting adults.

Our goal is to reducing harm by education and decriminalizing indoor consensual sex work between consenting adults.

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Thanks

Coyote RI is indebted to Norma Jean of Coyote LA for her many years of hard work on behalf of all sex workers. She is an inspiration!


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SAN ANTONIO - Two men were arrested in a prostitution sting Friday on the city's West Side. David J. Lucero, 51, and Rodolfo Aleman, 64, taken into custody Friday morning. Police said the men were caught on tape trying to pay for sex from an undercover ...
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Friday afternoon, authorities conducted a West Side prostitution sting targeting unsuspecting sex seekers, or "johns." In less than an hour, 51-year-David Lucero and 64-year-old Rodolfo Aleman were arrested. Both men were allegedly paying a prostitute ...

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RAMSEY ? A worker and the owner of a borough massage parlor were arrested on prostitution charges this week after a sting operation, police said. "We started getting anonymous complaints" about Ion Spa, at 875 Route 17 south, in the Lincoln Plaza ...

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Two woman were arrested on prostitution charges at a Franklin hotel on Thursday night, police said. Destiny Carrier, 22, of Los Angeles and Seaisia Clark, 23, of Sacramento, Calif., were both charged after police received a tip about their alleged ...

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A 22-year-old woman linked to a large prostitution ring pleaded guilty to racketeering Friday. Jennifer Richmond, who allegedly told agents she earned $500,000 a year as an upscale "escort," was sentenced to three years in prison. Richmond is accused ...

Police: Ramsey spa owner, massage therapist nabbed in prostitution sting - The Star-Ledger


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RAMSEY ? An undercover sting at a Route 17 spa led to the arrests of its owner and a massage therapist on prostitution charges, borough police said Friday. The masseuse, Shounan Piao, 47, solicited an officer posing as a client during a visit to Ion ...

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Conyers police are turning their sights to deterring prostitutes, instead of just johns, from coming to Conyers with a recent undercover sting that arrested two women for prostitution and one man for drug posession. Unlike undercover stings for johns, ...

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A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.

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