Sex worker organizing isn’t just SESTA. There are campaigns across the country happening to support the lives and well-being of people who trade sex. Below are just a few of the amazing efforts happening across the country. If you’re looking for local resources, drop us a line and we’ll see what we can find!
Alisha Walker was a sex worker who was attacked by a regular client of hers who became aggressive, hostile, and demanded unsafe services. When Alisha refused, he escalated to violence. Her life being threatened, she fought back. For this she is facing 15 years behind bars.
GiGi Thomas, a DC-based human rights advocate and transgender woman of color, needs our support! GiGi has been sentenced to 20 years in a Maryland prison for the actions she took to survive. She has been incarcerated since October 2015, and she’s been deprived access to hormones since her sentencing trial in February 2017. Together, we must get her free. There are multiple ways to take action, find out more here.
After a wave of police raids and closures under the guise of anti-trafficking, multiple strip clubs in the French Quarter of New Orleans were closed down and many dancers lost their income. The mission of the Bourbon Alliance of Responsible Entertainers is to provide a positive community presence through outreach and support of fellow entertainers and advocate for the safety, civil and labor rights of all individuals in the adult entertainment industry. BARE envisions a world where adult entertainment professionals may operate freely, safely and without stigma. Find out more about about their efforts to petition the NOLA City Council and pubic events to protest the wave of policing which has brought instability and harm, and identified no signs of trafficking.