Super Tuesday Is International Sex Worker Rights Day

Decriminalize Sex Work www.DecriminalizeSex.Work Contact: Kaytlin Bailey, Communications Director kaytlin@dswork.org (m) 919-649-7725 NEW YORK, NEW YORK February 27, 2020 Super Tuesday Is International Sex Worker Rights Day Super Tuesday, March 3, is also International Sex Worker Rights Day. International Sex Worker Rights Day began in 2001, when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for…Continue reading Super Tuesday Is International Sex Worker Rights Day

Sex Worker Advocates Grade Democratic Candidates on Prostitution Policy Positions

Decriminalize Sex Work www.DecriminalizeSex.Work Contact J. Leigh Brantly, Research & Project Manager jleigh@dswork.org NEW YORK, NEW YORK February 6, 2020 Sex Worker Advocates Grade Democratic Candidates on Prostitution Policy Positions Decriminalize Sex Work (DSW), the largest organization in the country focused solely on decriminalizing sex work, released its presidential candidate “report card” on Thursday, February…Continue reading Sex Worker Advocates Grade Democratic Candidates on Prostitution Policy Positions

FEBRUARY HERO

Marsha P. Johnson Honored by Governor Cuomo as He Endorses “Walking­ While­ Trans” Repeal February 1, 2020 Marsha P. Johnson is the first to be honored by DSW’s monthly hero campaign. Ms. Johnson, who passed away on July 6, 1992, was a queer liberation activist and one of the most prominent figures in the Stonewall…Continue reading FEBRUARY HERO

DSW's Communications Director Kaytlin Bailey

Sex Workers Win Major Decision in Federal Court

Decriminalize Sex Work www.DecriminalizeSex.Work Contact Kaytlin Bailey, Director of Communications kaytlin@dswork.org NEW YORK, NEW YORK January 27, 2020 Sex Workers Win Major Decision in Federal Court Sex workers and their allies have won an important victory in their ongoing constitutional challenge to FOSTA/SESTA, a federal law that is having a destructive impact on the health…Continue reading Sex Workers Win Major Decision in Federal Court

NY Gender Diversity Coalition Introduces Legislative Platform

The New York State Gender Diversity Coalition, led by the New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) including 35+ NY nonprofit organizations, met with NY state legislators in Albany concerning the coalition’s 2020 legislative platform. NYTAG is a trans-led organization that advocates tirelessly for more inclusive gender-based policies, benefitting transgender and gender non-conforming/non-binary (TGNCNB) individuals. This is…Continue reading NY Gender Diversity Coalition Introduces Legislative Platform

VT Legislators Move Toward Supporting Sex Workers

A group of VT lawmakers introduced two historic bills for sex workers’ rights. The first bill, HB 569, would repeal current statutes that prohibit sex work. If passed, the bill would remove criminal penalties for consensual, adult prostitution in the state. Human trafficking—or any other form of coercion involving sex—would remain illegal.  State Rep. Selene…Continue reading VT Legislators Move Toward Supporting Sex Workers

DSW's Communications Director Kaytlin Bailey

Sexual Healing: Inside the World of Medically Assisted Sex

Sexual Healing: Inside the World of Medically Assisted Sex (Vice Video/Slutever)For people with physical disabilities, issues with sexual function, or a total lack of experience, the path to getting off can be isolating and just plain awkward. However, a group of sex surrogates have pioneered a radical hands-on approach called “medically assisted sexuality” to help…Continue reading Sexual Healing: Inside the World of Medically Assisted Sex

DSW's Communications Director Kaytlin Bailey

Cato Institute podcast: “Understanding Models of Legal Sex Work”

“Understanding Models of Legal Sex Work” (Cato Institute podcast, December 28, 2019) DSW’s Kaytlin Bailey is featured. “Sex work [is] only legal in parts of Nevada, and there it is highly restricted. What are some of the other models for legal sex work, and which models best respect the individuals involved? Kaytlin Bailey is with…Continue reading Cato Institute podcast: “Understanding Models of Legal Sex Work”

DSW's Communications Director Kaytlin Bailey

Podcast: “You’re Wrong About… Human Trafficking”

“You’re Wrong About… Human Trafficking” (“You’re Wrong About…” podcast, November 25, 2019) DSW’s Kaytlin Bailey is featured. “Mike tells Sarah how NGOs, activists and George W. Bush resurrected the ‘stranger danger’ panic for the modern era. Digressions include Reply All, muffins and Yelp for massage parlors. Mike’s vocal fry is worse than usual.”