Tag Archives: Nothing About Us Without Us

SESTA/FOSTA = DEATH #AIDS2018

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The USA Further Endangers Sex Workers and Threatens Internet Freedoms. Sex Workers are dying and are at an increased HIV risk under the recent passing of USA policy (SESTA/FOSTA) with global implications.   The legislation SESTA/FOSTA,  signed by President Trump on April 11th, 2018, shuts down websites where sex workers advertise, and it removes the online safety tools that sex… Read more »

WHAT TO DO AT AN ICE CHECKPOINT: ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A WHITE CITIZEN

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  I saw someone post that they encountered an ICE checkpoint in NYC. Here’s the deal -Border Patrol can verify citizenship within 100 miles of a border or “external boundary.” This includes coastlines, so NYC, Philadelphia, and all of NJ are within the 100-mile zone. -Border patrol can only ask brief questions about citizenship, and they cannot hold you for… Read more »

Watch Out Congress, US Sex Workers are Coming for Their Rights

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Did Congress really think that Sex Workers were gonna just lay down? I have always said that sex workers are some of the most resilient people I know. Last week Bella Robinson, executive director of Coyote RI  (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) attended a historical US sex worker Summit in LA. It was awesome.  Coyote RI was thrilled that we were recognized… Read more »

International Sex Workers Day in RI- June 2nd 2018

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Taking back the neighborhood, Rally Against Criminalization Rally! A huge thank you to Sophia Wright & Ria Moni & Julianna Brown for helping to organize this event. Thank you to Christopher Johnson for being our  MC, and all our volunteers and speakers. A special thank you to our community who came out to support sex workers rights. We arrived at Roger Williams Memorial… Read more »

Sex Trafficking and the Sex Industry in the United States 2017

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The US Fails to Protect Undocumented Kids from Exploitation

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As I was driving down 95 in Rhode Island,  heading south on Friday, May 25th, 2017,  I spotted ICE getting off at exit 16- Elmwood Avenue. I wanted to show everyone,  an example of what REAL human trafficking looks like. Our current system is not set up to help or protect these victims, especially during Trump’s reign. This tells the… Read more »

After Fosta, It’s like Hunger Games on Sex Workers

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The passing of Fosta (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act)  is a hate crime. Congress is trying to kill Sex Workers! After FOSTA Slideshow Following the passage of SESTA,  a sex worker-led organization COYOTE-RI conducted an impact survey and documented 260 responses (and growing). The data is still being collected and analyzed, but we have some clear takeaways that must be shared: Of the 260… Read more »

“Take Back the Neighborhood: Rally Against Criminalization”

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New Posting Options List- Tool Kit- By Coyote RI

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  Coyote RI Supportline 401-525-8757 SWOP USA SUPPORT LINE 877-776-2004 Tool Kit updated 4/15/18 If you want to access some of these sites you will need to use a VPN (Very private network) browser like TOR. We will try to update this list as often as possible. Escorts: Why it’s Important to Read Terms of Use & Privacy Policies Your… Read more »

After FOSTA- Many of the Systems and Institutes that are Supposed to Protect us are Sent to Erase us

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“Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”  “Congress is Tying to Kill Sex Workers and Disconnect Them From their Community and Vital Support Services”  by Bella Robinson, executive director of Coyote RI (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) April 6th, 2018 FOSTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) is a war on poor women.  This hate crime is being sponsored by… Read more »