What It Is Like To Be a Sex Worker (The Common Reader, May 30, 2021) DSW’s Frances Steele is quoted: “Even well-intended laws can get in the way. Frances Steele, a Wash.U. alum who is now a project coordinator for Decriminalize Sex Work, points out that in many states, possession of a condom counts as…Continue reading What It Is Like to Be a Sex Worker
DSW’s Ariela Moscowitz is featured in episodes 1 and 6 of the Babble On podcast. Spotify | Google Podcasts | RSS
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
Episode 9–Pandemic Sexposure (“New York Gritty” podcast) (available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon) DSW’s Melissa Broudo is featured.
DSW is thrilled to welcome Rebecca (Becca) Cleary, J.D., to the team! Cleary joins DSW as a staff attorney. She is guided by the belief that a more equitable society is possible through comprehensive policy reform that creates access to justice and abolishes barriers to well-being. As a legal intern with the Legal Aid Society’s…Continue reading Welcome, Rebecca Cleary!
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
PornHub invited DSW’s legal director, Melissa Broudo, to share her expertise on legal issues related to sex work in their two-day “Sex Worker Survival Guide.” The event brought together a diverse group of presenters for a “how-to,” appropriate for individuals with any amount of experience in sex work. PornHub promised, “presentations, panels and conversation ……Continue reading DSW Staff Share Their Expertise
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’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 Kaytlin Bailey will be departing the organization at the end of the month to more directly focus her energy on her burgeoning production company, Old Pro Productions, Inc., which aims to “tell better sex worker stories.” This month Bailey is relaunching her podcast, “The Oldest Profession,” which she originally created in 2017. By the…Continue reading ‘The Oldest Profession’ Podcast Returns
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