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Sex Worker Rights

ADVOCACY GROUPS SUPPORT NEW BILL THAT WOULD CREATE A LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPACT OF SEX WORK LAWS

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Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE) Rhode Island 69 Brown Street, Providence, RI, 02906 Email: info@coyoteri.org NEWS RELEASE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 ADVOCACY GROUPS SUPPORT NEW BILL THAT WOULD CREATE A LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPACT OF SEX WORK LAWS The sex worker advocacy group COYOTE-RI today released a statement of support for a new… Read more »

More Bizarre Happenings. Corrupt Cops, Paying Sex with Strippers & Missing Guns

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  Just weeks after Coyote published their press release “Condemning the City of Providence Police Department’s Raid on the Foxy Lady and the Arrests of 3 Sex Workers” even more bizarre events are unfolding between local cops and sex workers in Rhode Island. One of the former arrested dancers from Foxy Lady’s that led to the club being shut down… Read more »

CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPACT OF REVISING COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY LAWS in RI

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We did it, we got our bill introduced with 5 sponsors and it guarantees Coyote gets a seat on the legislative commission   CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPACT OF REVISING COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY LAWS IN RI   http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText19/HouseText19/H5354.pdf

Former Sex Trafficking Victim, Thomia Hunter Granted Clemency, After Serving Life Sentence For Killing her Trafficker.

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When You Are not the Right Kind of Victim. Thomia Hunter, a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for,  the 2005 killing of the abusive man who had trafficked her into prostitution, has reportedly been granted clemency by Ohio Governor John Kasich. Hunter will be released in June 2019. Hunter’s lawyer, Tiffany Smith, Hunter received the news on… Read more »

Global Implications Of FOSTA by Meghan Peterson

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On April 11, 2018, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) were signed into law. FOSTA/SESTA outlined new provisions to amend the Communications Decency Act; importantly, they note that websites can be prosecuted if they engage “in the promotion or facilitation of prostitution” or “facilitate traffickers in advertising the sale of unlawful sex… Read more »

Exploring “Craigslist’s Effect on Violence Against Women” January 2019

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  Exploring the groundbreaking study.  Craigslist’s Effect on Violence Against Women  “The ability for sex workers to move indoors and advertise online resulted in less violence/ rape/ female homicide rates and increased the number of workers who became independent sex workers. “  PAGE 14 “We can calculate the number of saved female lives using a back-of-the-envelope calculation. Using the year prior to the… Read more »

All I want for Christmas is the Decriminalization of Sex Work

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  All I want for Christmas is the decriminalization of sex work because it’s the gift that keeps on giving – not just to me. I’m not being selfish, even though it would benefit me as a sex worker in South Australia, where sex work is criminalized. For me, decriminalization would mean I have the same workplace rights as every… Read more »

2 NH Prostitution Raids, 25 Asian Migrant Sex Workers at Risk of ICE

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2 NH prostitution raids, 25 Asian migrant sex workers at risk of ICE Let’s take a look at how the police frame this ” Two homes in the city one in a middle-class neighborhood  were used as houses of prostitution in a sex trafficking ring that involved as many as two dozen Chinese women under the control of a Concord… Read more »

Best Practices for Connecting “People Involved in the Sex Industry” with Services (Korean)

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Best Practices for Connecting “People Involved in the Sex Industry” with Services (Korean)   성노동자 지원 활동을 위한 가이드라인 Our Mission is to provide a nonjudgmental, safe and supportive environment that allows “the client” time to decide what they want next and what steps they need to take to get gain stability.   Our goal is to provide enough information and… Read more »

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018 Memorial List

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  1) Brandi Seals, a 26-year-old Black transgender woman,  who was a sex worker was murdered  on December 13th, 2017, in Houston TX 2)   Christa Leigh Steel Knudslien, a 42-year-old white transgender woman, who was a sex worker,  was beaten with a hammer and stabbed in the back by her husband, on January 5th, 2018 in Pittsfield, MA 3)  Viccky Gutierrez, a Latina transgender woman in her… Read more »