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DSW Staff Share Their Expertise

New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) hosted their annual advocacy day on April 28. The full day of programming included appearances from elected officials, a conversation with former New York City Council candidate and transgender-rights activist Elisa Crespo, and panels on TGNCNB Youth and the full decriminalization of sex work vs. the Entrapment/‍Equality/‍Nordic Model of governing…Continue reading DSW Staff Share Their Expertise

She Works Hard for the Money: Decriminalization and changing public attitudes makes sex work safer for everyone

She Works Hard for the Money: Decriminalization and changing public attitudes makes sex work safer for everyone (Motif) DSW’s Ariela Moscowitz is quoted: “We’re always pushing sex work to be seen as work … and to improve the health and safety of sex workers and communities at large. We know full decriminalization leads to a…Continue reading She Works Hard for the Money: Decriminalization and changing public attitudes makes sex work safer for everyone

Brooklyn DA: Outstanding prostitution warrants from past 4 decades dismissed

Brooklyn DA: Outstanding prostitution warrants from past 4 decades dismissed (News 12) DSW’s Melissa Broudo is featured: “This is not just symbolic. It is meaningful for those over 857 people whose lives were directly impacted by criminalization who either had warrants hanging over their heads or pending court cases hanging over their heads. The criminal…Continue reading Brooklyn DA: Outstanding prostitution warrants from past 4 decades dismissed

Ariela Moscowitz

DSW Welcomes New Director of Communications

Ariela Moscowitz is joining DSW as the director of communications. We are thrilled to welcome an incredible nonprofit professional with years of experience advocating for social equity on behalf of marginalized communities to our team. Ariela is committed to changing hearts, minds, and ultimately, laws to protect sex workers and trafficking survivors. For the past…Continue reading DSW Welcomes New Director of Communications

DSW Featured at Woodhull Freedom Foundation’s Sexual Freedom Summit

DSW’s J. Leigh Brantly and Melissa Broudo spoke on a panel entitled “Fighting for Decriminalization in the Era of COVID and Black Lives Matter” at the Woodhull Freedom Foundation’s (WFF) 11th annual Sexual Freedom Summit. The event featured human rights advocates, educators and researchers, professionals, movement leaders, and organizational partners all “working towards a time…Continue reading DSW Featured at Woodhull Freedom Foundation’s Sexual Freedom Summit

DSW’s Melissa Broudo Honored by National Trans Visibility March

DSW’s Melissa Broudo received the Lou Sullivan Award from the National Trans Visibility March (NTVM) for her outstanding commitment to defending the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals and communities throughout her legal career. The NTVM Torch Awards is an annual event that “recognizes distinguished achievements and honors individuals whose work has impacted…Continue reading DSW’s Melissa Broudo Honored by National Trans Visibility March