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DSW’s J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly on The Frontier Psychiatrists

In the latest episode of The Frontier Psychiatrists entitled ‘OnlyBans?’, hosts Dr. Carlene MacMillan and Dr. Owen Muir explore the impact of Sex Negativity online. The episode focuses on OnlyFans’ since reversed decision to ban sexually explicit content. DSW’s J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly was interviewed for the episode, describing the ways in which online content creators, including sex workers,…Continue reading DSW’s J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly on The Frontier Psychiatrists

DSW Staff Advocates at Events Around the Country

J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly and Rebecca Cleary of DSW attended the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) annual meeting. The event brings together criminal justice system advocates, impacted community members, and defense attorneys from around the country who are “committed to enhancing the capacity of the criminal defense bar to safeguard fundamental constitutional rights.” The…Continue reading DSW Staff Advocates at Events Around the Country

Giddy

Paving the Path to Decriminalization in Oregon and Beyond

Paving the Path to Decriminalization in Oregon and Beyond (giddy.com, July 2, 2021) DSW’s Melissa Broudo is quoted: “We truly are sitting at the precipice of significant legislative change on a national level [for] this issue,” Broudo said. “This year alone, Oregon, with HB 3088, but also NEW YORK and Massachusetts, and in prior years Vermont…Continue reading Paving the Path to Decriminalization in Oregon and Beyond

Sex Work Is Work

DSW Staff Featured in Documentary on Decriminalization

DSW’s J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly, Melissa Broudo and Ceyenne Doroshow are featured in “Sex Work is Work,” a powerful short-film that explores the push for the decriminalization of sex work. Produced by BRIC TV, the documentary features Broudo and Oshiro-Brantly, along with sex worker Nikki Sweet, explaining why decriminalization is critical to the health and safety…Continue reading DSW Staff Featured in Documentary on Decriminalization

Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Is Marked With Intersectional Pride Series

Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Is Marked With Intersectional Pride Series

Each of the panels presented as part of Tulsa 100: Remember, Activate, Heal was impactful, educational, and transformative. If you missed them or want to rewatch them, they are available at the links below. J. Leigh Brantly-Oshiro, DSW’s research and project manager, conceived of the Intersectional Pride Series. Along with NY-based, national, and Tulsa-based organizations,…Continue reading Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Is Marked With Intersectional Pride Series

Prism

There’s a special court for sex workers, but it’s a far cry from what they need

There’s a special court for sex workers, but it’s a far cry from what they need (Prism.com, April 28, 2021) DSW’s Ariela Moscowitz is quoted: “Human trafficking occurs across all labor sectors and is a horrific crime,” said Ariela Moscowitz, director of communications at Decriminalize Sex Work, an organization that works to improve public attitudes…Continue reading There’s a special court for sex workers, but it’s a far cry from what they need

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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