DSW & allies hold SESTA/FOSTA panel at SXSW

March 11, 2019

DSW teamed up with Alex Andrews from SWOP Behind Bars, Dan Savage, Larry Walters and River del Lano from Uncaged Love to discuss the dangerous implications of SESTA/FOSTA at a panel at SXSW in Austin. SESTA/FOSTA was the federal bill signed into law on April 11, 2018, which shut down services sex workers used to schedule and screen their clients.

The panel focused on the ongoing harm that SESTA/FOSTA is causing to the sex work community, in addition to the long-term implications for a broad range of civil liberties. Panelists also focused on the ongoing multi-pronged strategies to challenge or repeal the law—and the increased energy and urgency the legislation created within the growing sex worker rights movement.

Dan Savage lent his expertise as a longtime LGBTQI activist and sex educator. Alex Andrews spoke to and for incarcerated sex workers, and Larry Walters is currently embroiled in litigation challenging SESTA/FOSTA's constitutionality, echoing the other panelists' observation that its simply indefensible.

You can listen to Kaytlin Bailey and Dan Savage discuss Decriminalize Sex Work on episode 649 of Savage Lovecast!

L to R back row: River del Llano, Alex Andrews, J Leigh Brantly. L to R front row: Melissa Broudo, Kaytlin Bailey, Larry Walters.

DSW Newsletter #1 (April 2019)

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DSW Hosts Soiree With Dan Savage

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DSW hosted in Austin a soiree with Dan Savage, donors, local activists, and panelists, where advocates for decriminalization shared strategies and stories. Libertarians, progressives, harm reduction advocates, anarchists and provocateurs mingled despite their philosophical and tactical differences. Alex Andrews, Kaytlin Bailey & Dan Savage gave a toast to our shared goal of ending the prohibition of prostitution in the United States.

L to R: Alex Andrews, J Leigh Brantly, Melissa Broudo, Kaytlin Bailey, Dan Savage.

DSW Newsletter #1 (April 2019)

DSW & allies hold SESTA/FOSTA panel at SXSW

March 11, 2019 DSW teamed up with Alex Andrews from SWOP Behind Bars, Dan Savage, Larry Walters and River del Lano from Uncaged Love to discuss the dangerous implications of...
Read More
DSW & allies hold SESTA/FOSTA panel at SXSW

DSW Hosts Soiree With Dan Savage

March 11, 2019 DSW hosted in Austin a soiree with Dan Savage, donors, local activists, and panelists, where advocates for decriminalization shared strategies and stories. Libertarians, progressives, harm reduction advocates,...
Read More
DSW Hosts Soiree With Dan Savage

DSW & allies lobby RI legislators

March 14, 2019 DSW teamed up with COYOTE RI and allied organizations to educate RI legislators about the negative impact of criminalizing prostitution. DSW’s lobbyists and local RI advocates engaged...
Read More

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February 20, 2019 DSW drafted and submitted to a federal CA court a spirited amicus brief that challenges the constitutionality of the devastating FOSTA/SESTA law. This “friend of the court” brief was...
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DSW Hosts Panel at Seattle Summit

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DSW & allies hold SESTA/FOSTA panel at SXSW DSW & allies hold SESTA/FOSTA panel...
DSW Hosts Soiree With Dan Savage DSW Hosts Soiree With Dan Savage
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DSW Hosts Panel at Seattle Summit DSW Hosts Panel at Seattle Summit

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