Jury Awards $1.7 Million to Ex-Porn Actress Who Sued Oregon Community College | Rolling Stone

Jury Awards $1.7 Million to Ex-Porn Actress Who Sued Oregon Community College | Rolling Stone

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Former Sex Worker Prevails in Discrimination Lawsuit

Former Sex Worker Prevails in Discrimination Lawsuit

July 9, 2022 Nicole Gilliland was awarded $1.7 million in damages after a jury found that she had in fact been discriminated against by Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) because of her past work in pornographic films. Gililland filed suit against SWOCC, in Coos Bay, Oregon, for both breach of...
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Oregon Sex Workers Committee’s Human Rights Commission

Oregon Sex Workers Committee’s Human Rights Commission

April 11, 2022 The Oregon Sex Workers Committee (OSWC) hosted its second Human Rights Commission Hearing. The hearing, held in Eugene, OR, brought together a diverse group of individuals including sex workers, allies, and members of law enforcement, who testified regarding the numerous and critical reasons to decriminalize consensual adult...
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Sex Work Decriminalization Advances Toward Oregon Ballot | Willamette Week

Sex Work Decriminalization Advances Toward Oregon Ballot | Willamette Week

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Petition launched in Oregon to decriminalize sex work | The Hill

Petition launched in Oregon to decriminalize sex work | The Hill

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Decriminalization Gaining Momentum in Oregon

Decriminalization Gaining Momentum in Oregon

November 16, 2021 Advocates in Oregon filed a petition on the Sex Worker Rights Act which would decriminalize consensual adult sex work with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office. The petition will ideally allow voters in the 2022 election to show their support for human rights by decriminalizing sex work....
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Oregon Sex Workers Say a Kristof Governorship Could Jeopardize Their Workplace Safety and Rights | Willamette Week

Oregon Sex Workers Say a Kristof Governorship Could Jeopardize Their Workplace Safety and Rights | Willamette Week

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Portland Police’s “Human Trafficking” Arrests Aren’t What They Seem | Willamette Week

Portland Police’s “Human Trafficking” Arrests Aren’t What They Seem | Willamette Week

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Oregon sex workers advocate for decriminalization, in their own words | Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon sex workers advocate for decriminalization, in their own words | Oregon Public Broadcasting

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Opinion: Portland Will Host the First Human Rights Commission Event for Oregon Sex Workers. Here’s Why. | Portland Mercury

Opinion: Portland Will Host the First Human Rights Commission Event for Oregon Sex Workers. Here’s Why. | Portland Mercury

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Paving the Path to Decriminalization in Oregon and Beyond | giddy.com

Paving the Path to Decriminalization in Oregon and Beyond | giddy.com

July 2, 2021 Paving the Path to Decriminalization in Oregon and Beyond (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...
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Advocates Plan Ballot Initiative to Repeal Oregon’s Prostitution Statutes | Willamette Week

Advocates Plan Ballot Initiative to Repeal Oregon’s Prostitution Statutes | Willamette Week

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Poll: Oregonians Support Decriminalizing Sex Work | The Appeal

Poll: Oregonians Support Decriminalizing Sex Work | The Appeal

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Decriminalization News From Oregon and Louisiana

Decriminalization News From Oregon and Louisiana

March 3, 2021: New Orleans District 91 State Representative Mandie Landry proposed a new bill decriminalizing prostitution in Louisiana on International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. Landry partnered with local sex worker rights and domestic violence advocates to draft the legislation. Women With a Vision, a coalition that advocates for increased awareness around...
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An East Coast Advocacy Group Is Using Oregon as a Testing Ground for Decriminalizing Sex Work | Willamette Week

An East Coast Advocacy Group Is Using Oregon as a Testing Ground for Decriminalizing Sex Work | Willamette Week

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Hero of the Month: Portland-based stripper and sex worker rights activist Cat Hollis is demanding fair treatment for Black sex workers

Hero of the Month: Portland-based stripper and sex worker rights activist Cat Hollis is demanding fair treatment for Black sex workers

June 18, 2020 Across the country, strippers are mobilizing for increased labor rights and racial justice in the adult entertainment industry. At the center of the movement is Cat Hollis, a Portland-based dancer and founder of the Haymarket Pole Collective. The organization began its work in November of 2019 to...
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