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Open Letter to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

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  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: June 30th, 2020  We are writing to you today in opposition to the EARN IT Act- Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (The EARN IT ACT) Senate Bill 3398. We urge you not to support or co-sponsor the EARN IT Act, which the Judiciary Committee is voting on next Thursday, July 2nd, 2020.  This… Read more »

What Are Your COVID Rules?

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If you can’t stay locked down forever, what should you do? Again, I want to specify that in this essay I am saying *What I will do and what I think is wise.  You will obviously, have to make your own choices and take your own actions. The basic question to ask yourself is this – how much am I… Read more »

COYOTE RI Stands in Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

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  COYOTE RI fully supports #BlackLivesMatter protestors and all other anti-racism activists who have taken to the streets across the country after the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor,  Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, and countless other members of the black community.  We stand with the families and all other victims of structural racism and the extraordinary levels… Read more »

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2019

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers- 10 Years of Organizing Under Criminalization  In 2003, renowned sexologist, educator, and former sex worker Annie Sprinkle organized the first “International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers.” Today we mourn for the 48  sex workers who were lost to violence in 2019 and we renew our commitments to the on-going struggle… Read more »

2019 Red Bandana Award Event

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  Thank you to the Red Bandana Fund for making me one of the three recipients of this year’s award. I am so honored and so humbled. Congrats to Steve Ahlquist and Camilo Viveiros Steve Ahlquist.- below Camilo Viveiros- below The event was a blast. I met a lot of great people to network with. What a wonderful sense of… Read more »

International Sex Workers Day- AMOR’s 2nd Annual Grill-Off

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In honor of International Sex Workers Day, CoyoteRI participated in AMOR’S 2nd annual Grill-Off The AMOR Alliance was formed in 2017 by six grassroots organizations: Providence Youth Student Movement, Direct Action for Rights & Equality, The FANG Collective, COYOTE-RI, The Refugee Dream Center, and Colectivo Sin Fronteras. Check out the participants in this years Grill-Off: 1. Direct Action for Rights & Equality (DARE) 2. Providence Youth Student… Read more »

International Sex Workers Day 2019

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Taking Back the Neighborhood, Rally Against Criminalization; sponsored by Coyote RI June 2nd, 2018 Sophia Wright   Christopher Johnson Bella Robinson of COYOTE RI: Steven and Daniel from PrYSM Michael Galipeau Jesus Holguin Jocelyn DoCouto Catarina Lorenzo   David Veliz Monica Huertas Terri Wright Justice Gaines Vanessa Flores Maldonado MJ Robinson Anthony Hollins John Prince Elena Shih, COYOTE RI Osiris… Read more »

COYOTE-RI Interviews Scott Cunningham- Baylor University

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  COYOTE uses multiple ways of advocating for better sex work policies. We are sex worker-led and informed by the experiences of people in the sex industry. We partner with community organizations with similar aims in fighting state violence. Additionally, we work closely alongside academics to understand how research can enrich our understandings of community dynamics and make policy recommendations… Read more »

How Many Sex Trafficking Headlines are Bogus? Lots of them!

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International Sex Workers’ Rights Day’s history goes back to 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a festival despite efforts from prohibitionist groups who tried to prevent it taking place by pressuring the government to revoke their permit. Sex worker groups across the world have subsequently celebrated the day as International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. So in… Read more »

The Real Story About Robert Kraft’s Prostitution Arrest

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Let’s unpack this headline Robert Kraft’s Prostitution Arrest Isn’t Just A Tabloid Scandal — Especially For The Women There is no evidence that the women were trafficked, or lured in with the promise of other jobs. Let’s not forget when the K girls were arrested in Seattle, the cops said these women just don’t understand that they are victims.  … Read more »