2020 Articles

Emotional film on Singaporean sex workers earns a nod from Malaysia’s Freedom Fest- December 30th, 2020

Jet Setting Jasmine has produced and starred in her own porn for a decade. She’s been a licensed therapist for even longer, and now, helps sex workers navigate the adult industry.  December 27th, 2020

Visa lifts payment ban for some MindGeek porn sites — but not Pornhub December 24th,2020

Labor Department changes rules on tipping in a move that could cost workers $700 million- December 23rd, 2020

Is There A “TikTok Purge” Of Sex Workers? Not If They’re Already Famous- December 22nd, 2020

NO CHOICE BUT TO DO IT’- December 17th, 2020

Standing with Tantisha December 17th, 2020

Cam and Get It- December 17th, 2020

Paramedic outed as OnlyFans model by the New York Post fights back, for herself and her fellow under-appreciated first respondersDecember 17th, 2020

“Equal protection under the law.” Why sex work decrim matters everywhere. December 17th, 2020

“No Choice but to Do It”: Why Women Go to Prison Many of the 230,000 women and girls in U.S. jails and prisons were abuse survivors before they entered the system. And at least 30 percent of those serving time on murder or manslaughter charges were protecting themselves or a loved one from physical or sexual violence. December 27th, 2020

Snake Oil: A Memoir on the Rise of ‘Trafficking’  December 14th, 2020

Why Did the New York Post Dox a Paramedic?  December 14th, 2020

Fuck the ‘New York Post’December 14th, 2020

QAnon Republican candidate arrested and charged with possession of child pornography December 11th, 2020

‘War Against Sex Workers:’ What Visa and Mastercard Dropping Pornhub Means to Performers- December 11th, 2020

Triple (e)X rating the trafficking protocol- December 10th, 2020

NYPD Cops Cash In on Sex Trade Arrests With Little Evidence, While Black and Brown New Yorkers Pay the Price- December 5th, 2020

Activist Perspectives on the Current State of Funding– Nov 2020

How America’s deadliest serial killer went undetected for more than 40 yearsNovember 30th, 2020

Vulnerability to exploitation is created by law- November 27th, 2020

We know how to prevent up to 40 million people from being evicted. It’s up to Congress to do it. November 27th, 2020

Biden Tech Advisor Choice May Signal Tough Stance on Section 230– November 24th, 2020

The Dangerous Inversions of the Debate Around Trans “Censorship”- November 23rd, 2020

“Qanon” is Propaganda, and we know who’s responsible  November 18th, 2020

Dear Madam VP Elect: An Open Letter to Kamala Harris from a Sex Worker- November 17th, 2020

R.I. highlighted in ACLU report on decriminalizing prostitution November 13th, 2020

Sexworkers’ long history as political experts, English translation: Thierry Schaffauser-November 12th, 2020


Drugs Won Big During the U.S. Election- November 4th, 2020

Kamala Harris, A Conveniently Forgotten Enemy- November 3rd, 2020

How to support trans people in Philly, according to trans people- October 29th, 2020

Union County Man Charged with Additional Counts of Coercing and Enticing Victims for Purpose of Prostitution- October 28th, 2020

Human trafficking and the danger of sensationalizing belief over fact- October 26th, 2020

National ACLU calls for decriminalization of sex work; cites Rhode Island’s experience- October 23rd, 2020

10,000 sex workers decry effort to deny them rights– October 20th, 2020

Long read: How the Nordic model in France changed everything for sex workers-October 16th, 2020

NHRC Lists Sex Workers As ‘Women At Work’; Significant Step, Say ActivistsOctober 13th, 2020

Sex workers recognized as ‘informal workers’ in NHRC’s advisory in India- October 9th, 2020

Supreme Court declines to reinstate medical abortion restrictionOctober 8th, 2020

How out-of-work strippers made their show virtual and are ‘taking the power back- October 5th, 2020

I Started Portland’s Stripper Strike—We Still Have Serious Work to Do- September 26th, 2020

Artist hopes life-sized portrait of dead sex worker will haunt the police- September 25th, 2020



Twitter Jail Guide September 22nd, 2020

Thailand’s sex workers petition to decriminalize prostitution- September 22nd, 2020

After prostitution arrest, Seattle police captain got preferential treatment from fellow officers- September 18th, 2020

Ban on sex workers advertising on Trade Me, Seek ‘perpetuates shame’- September 12th, 2020

The report calls for law on purchasing sex to be repealed-  September 10th, 2020

No, The Government Did Not Break Up A Child Sex Trafficking Ring In Georgia- September 7th, 2020

Head Of USPS Board Of Governors Is Also Director Of Mitch McConnell Super PAC– September 1st, 2020

Transgender Woman Found Dead At the Bronx’s Orchard Beach- September 1st, 2020

Larry Flynt: My Final Farewell to the Falwells- September 1st, 2020

How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence- August 27th, 2020

Polaris Statement Regarding Rumors About Unclaimed Package Text Messages and Sex Trafficking SchemeAugust 27th, 2020

State officials are using child trafficking measures ‘to justify practices that violate the rights of children’-  August 27th, 2020

Convicted of Sex Crimes, but With No Victims- August 26th, 2020

New York dedicates East River State Park to LGBTQ activist Marsha P. Johnson- August 26th, 2020

You Should Be Paying Me- Why are men pretending to be sex workers online? August 23rd, 2020

Analyzing local newspaper coverage of murders involving street sex workers in England- August 2020

Why Are Right-Wing Conspiracies so Obsessed With Pedophilia? August 20th, 2020

Why These Sexual Assault Survivors Support Defunding The Police- These survivors don’t want their experiences to justify the continued overfunding of law enforcement. August 15th, 2020

Why Sex Workers Are Wary of Kamala HarrisAugust 14th, 2020

Dear Esperanza- August 13th, 2020

NYC Council to pay $4M in services for sex workers despite budget cut- August 8th, 2020

The Deadly Consequences of Sex Laws– August 8th, 2020

“A sex workers’ rights group in Ireland has been denied government funding unless it admits that “prostitution is inherently exploitative of vulnerable people”. August 7th, 2020

National Labor Board Rules in Favor of Strippers Who Want to Unionize– August 6th, 2020

Why legal rights and respect for sex workers are paramount during times of crisisAugust 4th, 2020

FKA Twigs Launched a GoFundMe for Sex Workers Facing a Loss of Income– August 4th, 2020

Trump is giving $35 million to aid human trafficking survivors- August 4th, 2020

So You Want to End Child Sex Trafficking? Here’s How to Find Organizations That Are Truly Doing That.– August 1st, 2020

“Sex Workers are the First Responders Against Human Trafficking,”– July 30th, 2020

Yale to probe controversial study on sex workers– July 11th, 2020

Sex Workers at Risk Under New Prosecution Strategy, Advocates Say- July 10th, 2020

‘Healing Labor’: Examining how Japanese sex work is woven into culture and economy- July 4th, 2020

The EARN IT Act passes out of the Senate Judiciary CommitteeJuly 2nd, 2020

Golden State Killer: Former police officer pleads guilty to a string of murders– June 29th, 2020

17 corrections officers to be disciplined in trans woman’s death at Rikers Island jail- June 26th, 2020

The Justice Department’s Fake Fight Against Sex Trafficking– June 25th, 2020

Police Unions: What to Know and Why They Don’t Belong in the Labor Movement June 25th, 2020

Anti-trafficking, Policing, and State Violence– June 2020

Prostitution, Sex Trafficking Website That Took Over For Backpage Shut Down; Owner Indicted June 19th, 2020

Ah Toy, Pioneering Prostitute of Gold Rush California– June 19th, 2020

When Police Are the Pimps: The SBB Exclusive Interview with Donah Sandford  June 18th, 2020

Black Trans Lives Matter March: Ceyenne Doroshow Reflects- June 17th, 2020

Belgium lockdown lifted for sex workers but COVID-19 concerns flourish June 16th, 2020

A Nation Ablaze: As The Pandemic Worsens, America Chooses To Look Away June 15th, 2020

Minneapolis Organizers Are Already Building the Tools for Safety Without Police June 12th, 2020

Trafficking victims in the UK will be left with no legal representation under ‘ill-considered’ new rulesJune 2020

HIV Activists Seek Protections for Sex Workers- June 11th, 2020

Sex Work is Real Work, and it’s Time to Treat it That Way- June 10th, 2020

Facebook Helped the FBI Hack a Child Predator- June 10th, 2020

Sex Work is Real Work, and it’s Time to Treat it That Way June 10th, 2020

If We Defund the Police, We Must Also Decriminalize Sex Work and Drugs- June 8th, 2020

Anti-trafficking, Policing, and State Violence- June 2020

Now, I have to take whatever clients offer for sex- June 4th, 2020


Canada is asking families of murdered, missing Indigenous women to wait for an action plan. Why? June 3rd, 2020

Coronavirus: Sex workers fear for their future- June 3rd, 2020

Mutual aid is sweeping the world. Here’s how we make this anarchist way of organizing last-June 2nd, 2020

Sex Worker Rights Advocates Raise the Alarms about EARN IT- June 1st, 2020

What Is International Whore’s Day? Sex Workers Are Marching For Their Rights On June 2

Will Urban Uprisings Help Trump? Actually, They Could Be His Undoing.- May 31st, 2020

YouTube Is Full Of Scams Promising Free OnlyFans Content- May 28th, 2020

How to Safely and Ethically Film Police MisconductMay 27th, 2020

COVID-19 Hurts Sex Industry- May 27th, 2020

As The Coronavirus Tore Through Seattle, These Sex Workers Built A Hand Sanitizer Factory- May 25th, 2020

‘I have a mortgage to pay’: Sex workers banned from small-business loans under CARES Act due to ‘prurient sexual nature’May 24th, 2020

Can Sex Workers Survive COVID-19 When The Government Won’t Give Aid?- May 22nd, 2020

Former MBTA Police Officer Indicted for Sexually Assaulting 2 Women While On Duty-May 22nd, 2020


The Fragile Existence of Sex Workers During the Pandemic– May 21st, 2020

Queens, NY Faces Nordic-Model Sex Work Crackdown– May 20th, 2020

Community Guide: Sex Workers’ Lack of Access to Justice – May 20th, 2020

Same Same but Different? Gender, sex work, and respectability politics in the MyRedBook and Rentboy closures

Sex Workers Built OnlyFans. Now They Say They’re Getting Kicked OffMay 18th, 2020

Home But Not Safe, Some LGBTQ Young People Face Rejection From Families in Lockdown- May 17th, 2020

Stripper, massage therapist sue Nevada over failure on gig worker COVID-19 jobless relief- May 13th, 2020

White Supremacists Built a Website to Doxx Interracial Couples — and It’s Going to Be Hard to Take Down- May 13th, 2020

Documents: Federal agents engaged in sex acts with victims- May 11th, 2020

#notavictim – Carol Leigh

Coronavirus found in the semen of COVID-19 survivors; sexual transmission unclear, study saysMay 8th, 2020


Yet Again, the Supreme Court is Deciding If Employers May Deny Birth Control Coverage- May 5th, 2020

Hack Brief: An Adult Cam Site Exposed 10.88 Billion RecordsMay 5th, 2020

Supreme Court to Decide if HIV Orgs. Must Condemn Sex Work- May 5th, 2020

Drive-Thru Strip Club Serves Up Sexy (And Safe) Solution For Coronavirus Blues- May 5th, 2020

The fight to decriminalize sex work- May 2020

Nnsw India – On this May Day, we recorded short video clips wishing our community members and what Labour Day means to us. Here is a compilation of a few, here

Nevada to Reveal How It Decided Sex Workers Are Employees- April 29th, 2020

Sex workers are falling through the cracks in coronavirus assistance programs around the world- April 28th, 2020

Class action suit aims to free all transgender ICE detainees- April 28th, 2020

Covid-19: Irish Sex Workers Ask for Government Support- April 27th, 2020

Don’t have to fight for pennies’: New Zealand safety net helps sex workers in lockdown- April 27th, 2020

No 14 (2020): Special Issue – Technology, Anti-Trafficking, and Speculative Futures April 27th, 2020

Excluding those in the sex industry from COVID-19 relief is a mistake- April 23rd, 2020

Jenn Clamen of the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform- April 23rd, 2020

Sex workers’ response to the pandemic proves they aren’t society’s victims- April 22nd, 2020

Editorial: Between Hope and Hype: Critical evaluations of technology’s role in anti-trafficking- April 2020

If I Get Sick With COVID-19, Don’t Tell My Doctor I’m Transgender-April 24th, 2020

Lunar newsletter: Sex work, dating apps, and love in a pandemicApril 24th, 2020

Sex workers’ response to the pandemic proves they aren’t society’s victimsApril 22nd, 2020

Spain provides lockdown support for trafficking victims, prostitutes– April 21st, 2020

How Sex Workers Are Using Mutual Aid to Respond to the Coronavirus- April 20th, 2020

VXPages to Host Adult Industry Master Class Webinar on April 23

Are Face Masks the New Condoms? April 18th, 2020

Filing for unemployment as a gig or self-employed worker? It’s complicated- April 17th, 2020

Landlords are targeting vulnerable tenants to solicit sex in exchange for rent, advocates say- April 17th, 2020

Survivors detained to help prosecute their traffickers are at risk of losing custody of their children, jobs and essential services– April 16th, 2020

VXPages Teams With Nikki Night, Ramona Flour to Host Free Webinar for Talent- April 16th, 2020

Stimulus checks are being spent on dildos, tigers, guns and stripper poles- April 15th, 2020


Some San Francisco streets are named after Gold Rush-era prostitutes- April 14th, 2020

SF sex workers forced to make tough and risky choices during a pandemic– April 13th, 2020

Spokesperson: SBA Will ‘Probably Not’ Waive Loan Exclusion for ‘Prurient’ Sex Businesses-April 13th, 2020

Living Precariously in France April 13th, 2020

Strip clubs want a piece of coronavirus aid, sue fedsApril 12th, 2020

Landlords asking for sex instead of rent during COVID-19 crisis- April 10th, 2020

What It’s Like to Be a Phone Sex Worker in the Time of COVID-19- April 7th, 2020

Sex workers in France seek ’emergency’ fund for lost income– April 6th, 2020

How the coronavirus crisis has affected sex workers in one of Europe’s biggest brothelsApril 3rd, 2020

Sex workers stranded in Germany as coronavirus shuts brothels– April 3rd, 2020

Judge strikes down Georgia’s child sex trafficking tax– April 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus and sex work- April 2nd, 2020

Why sex workers are sounding the alarm on the EARN IT Act- April 2nd, 2020

Strippers, dominatrixes, and sex workers are being left out of a major US coronavirus relief package– April 2nd, 2020

Legal Sex Workers And Others In Adult Industry Denied Coronavirus Aid– April 2nd, 2020

Sex workers reveal their struggle to survive the coronavirus- April 2nd, 2020

No Safety Net For RI Sex Workers In PandemicMarch 31st, 2020

Serial Killer Known as ‘Grim Sleeper’ Dies in Prison- March 30th, 2020

Sex Workers Are Creating Awareness About Coronavirus, Even While Battling Other Problems- March 30th, 2020

Here’s How You Can Help Sex Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak- March 26th, 2020

Pandemic: Informal workers urgently need income replacement — and more protections- March 23rd, 2020

Sex workers are stressed, anxious and depressed amid COVID-19 pandemic- March 23rd, 2020

Bangladesh’s largest brothel shut due to COVID-19, sex workers to get govt assistance, March 21st, 2020

How COVID-19 Is Driving Sex Workers Like Me Into Crisis– March 16th, 2020

Playboy Shutters Print Magazine After 66-Year Run March 18th, 2020

“Sex workers united by respect!” – an interview with the Warrior Women’s Association of BrazilMarch 12th, 2020

An NYC Sex Work Exhibit Aims To Shatter Stigma Around The World’s Oldest Profession– March 12, 2020

Way We Were: The oldest profession in the Old West (UPDATED)- March 12th, 2020

The Secret Sex Workers’ Database That Brought Down a Plastic Surgeon Accused of Rape-March 11th, 2020

85 Ways to Make Sex Workers’ Lives a Little Easier- March 9th, 2020

International Women’s Day: Three sex workers tell us the dangers they face and why the law needs to change- March 8th, 2020

Remembering Marcia Powell with the Help of PJ Starr’s No Human InvolvedMarch 5th, 2020

A Campaign To Put Sex Work Decriminalization On The Ballot In DC Is Being Scrapped After Pushback From Local Activists- March 4th, 2020


Celebrating International Sex Workers Rights Day at the Dark Lady with Coyote RI- March 3rd, 2020

Sex Worker Rights Day 2020- March 3rd

The boss who put everyone on 70KFebruary 28th, 2020

Bill to unmask protesters will foster fascismFebruary 28th, 2020

Porn Stars Are All In on President Bernie Sanders- February 28th, 2020

Clothing, jewelry, purses: RCMP ask the court about the disposal of evidence in Robert Pickton case- February 27th, 2020

As Coronavirus Spreads, So Does Anti-Chinese Racism- February 27th, 2020

FBI investigating the state’s licensing of massage therapists with fake credentials (BOSTON)February 26th, 2020

Sex work is work, February 28th, 2020

Men Who Love Trans Women: The Software GuyFebruary 24th, 2020

Be Careful Who You Treat Like Shit’: A Former Porn Star Sues Her SchoolFebruary 24th, 2020

Nearly 150 Sex Workers Arrested in So-Called Trafficking Raids Before the Super Bowl- February 21st, 2020

The Walking While Trans Ban Is ‘Stop and Frisk 2.0’February 19th, 2020

Sweet, smart, strong and sexy’: the sex workers taking a stand in Thailand- February 19th, 2020

New Jersey Man Charged With Coercing And Enticing Commercial Sex WorkersFebruary 18th, 2020

Human Trafficking Awareness Campaigns Are Feeding A Dangerous Myth– February 17th, 2019

‘The door to her cell was bolted’: Magdalene survivor takes case against Ireland to UN– February 17th, 2020

Unionization + Decriminalization + Feminist Education = The Red Feminist Horizon- February 17th, 2020

A year after day spa sex-for-pay crackdown, Robert Kraft and others still face charges- February 15th, 2020

Selling decriminalized sex work to the public: a guide- February 14th, 2020

An effort to decriminalize prostitution in D.C. faces unlikely opposition: Local sex worker advocates February 14th, 2020

Trafficking industry hit as ‘sex worker’ chatbots fool thousands– February 13th, 2020

You can’t just decriminalize sex work without regulations- To prevent exploitation, cut out the middlemen. February 10th, 2020

Should sex workers still end up in handcuffs?  February 9th, 2020

A War Over Sex Work is Raging Inside The Nation’s Biggest Feminist Group- February 9th, 2020

Decarceral alliances in the fight to decriminalize sex work- February 10th, 2020

Exclusive: Justice Department anti-human trafficking grants prompt whistleblower complaint- February 10th, 2020

Vermont lawmakers join the push to decriminalize sex work- February 6th, 2020

Vermont bill aims to decriminalize prostitution, make it easier to get helpFebruary 6th, 2020

Bill in Vermont would decriminalize prostitution– February 6th, 2020

LISTENING TO SURVIVORS:  An evening in dialogue with Cyntoia Brown-Long- February 5th, 2020


Miami’s Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Panic: Bogus Stats, Racial Stereotypes, and Rampant ParanoiaFebruary 2nd, 2020

How Medicare for All Could Improve—and Save—the Lives of Transgender People- January 31st, 2020

The First Drag Queen Was a Former Slave- January 31st, 2020

Police Union Upset That Corey Jones’ Killing by Cop Will Air in Super Bowl Ad– January 31st, 2020

There’s Actually No Evidence the Super Bowl Is a Hotbed of Human TraffickingJanuary 30th, 2020

Hype aside, no sex trafficking surge seen at Super Bowl– January 31st, 2020

The New Majority Behind Sex Work DecriminalizationJanuary 30th, 2020

Locking up sex workers during Super Bowl week won’t end sex trafficking – January 28th, 2020


Murderer’s sexual needs took precedence over a sex worker’s safety- January 28th, 2020

SESTA-FOSTA is ‘detrimental’ to sex workers’ safety, study confirms– January 26th, 2020

The Benefits of Legalizing Prostitution– January 25th, 2020

The slow slog to decriminalized sex work in Louisiana- January 24th, 2020

Sex workers can tell you why sex work is work – speak to them- January 20th, 2020

The Bad Girl Box-It’s time to put an end to the ‘but your honor, she’s a whore’ defense- January 16th, 2020

Victims or Criminals? Cops Can’t Decide When It Comes to Teens Selling Sex- January 16th, 2020

Deepfake Porn Harms Adult Performers, Too-Their bodies are being weaponized for online harassment and the experience, actors say, is eviscerating. January 15th, 2020

Human Trafficking Prevention Month Is a Dangerous Joke- January 15th, 2020

Getting anti-trafficking advocates on board with decriminalized sex work– January 15th, 2020


I’m A Sex Worker. Here’s Why You Should Be An Ally To People Like Me- January 12th, 2020

Report: Adult Site Leaks Extremely Sensitive Data of Cam Models- January 15th, 2020

Rise of Chinese-only prostitution catches the Philippines by surprise- January 12th, 2020

Decriminalize sex work to prevent trafficking and abuse–  January 11th, 2020

Strip club hands out branded tents to homeless January 10th, 2020

It’s time to decriminalize sex work and focus on actual crimes- January 10th, 2020

Stop blaming sex workers for their murders – they deserve to be safe– January 9th, 2020

South African Transgender Activist Nare Mphela Murdered- January 9th, 2020

Who’s Allowed to Use Airbnb? January 8th, 2020

What Facial Recognition Software Means for Sex Workers- January 8th, 2019

‘Ridiculous’ Charges Dropped Against Migrant Sex Workers Who Shared Flat- January 8th, 2020

Sex Workers in Turkey Stand Up for Their RightsJanuary 7th, 2019

Airbnb Admits Ownership of AI Technology That Targets Sex Workers, OthersJanuary 7th, 2020

Airbnb Admits Ownership of AI Technology That Targets Sex Workers, Others January 7th, 2020

Human Trafficking Courts Are Not a Criminal Justice “Innovation”January 7th, 2020

The Elephant and the Mouse- January 7th, 2019

Sex Workers Are Raising Hundreds of Thousands to Fight Australia’s Bushfires, One Nude at a TimeJanuary 6th, 2020

Sex Workers’ Conference held in the city of  Bangladesh– January 6th, 2020

New Year, New Problems for D.C. City leaders as No Justice No Pride refuse “Day To End Violence Against Sex Worker” Resolution from City Council.– January 3rd, 2019

Sex work decriminalization bill introduced in VTJanuary 3rd, 2019

Naming the Threat- The scourge of police violence targeting Black women January 2st, 2019

New year, new dawn: Suitable India for sex workers, LGBT community is all they ask for– January 1st, 2019

Village Voice Media’s Investigative Series on Sex Trafficking Still Rocks-  January 1st, 2020