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 ? A city employee who was among those arrested Friday during a San Antonio Police Department prostitution sting is also the husband of a popular Tejano star. David Lucero, 51, is the events services manager at the Alamodome, according ...

Bellevue doctor suspected of promoting prostitution - The Seattle Times


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A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation into an Eastside anesthesiologist who was making large cash bank deposits has turned up an international prostitution ring involving the doctor and his girlfriend, according to federal court documents.

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Sex website seizure spurs San Francisco bid to decriminalize prostitution - Reuters


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Calls by Bay Area sex workers for decriminalizing "consensual" prostitution have been spurred anew following the FBI seizure of a West Coast sex services website that prosecutors say hooked up clients with prostitutes and which sex workers saw as a ...

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