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Tonight in NOLA! Movie Night to Celebrate Sex Workers’ Rights!

Come to the Burgundy Picture House – 4117 Burgundy (in the Bywater) this Wednesday, March 19 to celebrate the Sex Workers’ Rights movement with a film screening, keg o’ beer, and nachos!

International Sex Workers’ Rights Day was March 3rd, but that was Lundi Gras, so we’re celebrating NOW!

The main attraction: Live Nude Girls Unite!

We’ll also be showing various and sundry short sex-work themed and/or sex-worker made videos.

See you there!

Facebook Event Page – Tonight in New Orleans: Movie Night to Celebrate Sex Workers’ Rights!

Movie Night to Celebrate Sex Workers Rights in New Orleans March 19 2013

Current or former sex workers: Why did you start doing sex work?

From the meeting on 1/23/14:

Reasons why women (all sex workers, but as their name suggests, WWAV focuses on female-identified people) choose to do sex work. They want a variety of sex workers represented in this project, so they have requested help from us. What they need is brief explanations/quotes from us about why we chose to go into sex work.

If you are or ever have been a sex worker (anyone who works in the sex industry, regardless of the type of work you do or its criminal status), we want to hear from you!

You may submit anything from a short sentence to a story.

You may use the comments section of this page to submit your answer anonymously. Thanks!

Sex Workers Removed From Louisiana Sex Offender Registry

In case you hadn’t heard, the fight to remove sex workers required to register as sex offenders in Louisiana solely for a CANS conviction has been a success!!

This past Tuesday (June 11 2013), U.S District Judge Martin Feldman approved the settlement agreement between the Center for Constitutional Rights and Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell’s office that will remove approximately 700 individuals from the sex offender registry who had been required to register solely because of a Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) conviction. Continue reading

Update: Meetings, HRW survey, NOLA Pride, Desiree Alliance, etc.

Hello Everyone!  Hope you’re all happy, well, and sitting pretty on a pile of cash.

In this update:

Update: Screening Tips from a New Orleans Provider, New Resource, Meeting, Louisiana Queer Conference

In this update:

Screening Tips from a New Orleans Provider

SafeOffice.com: Blacklist, Hotel Reviews, Provider Resources

SWOP-NOLA Google Group

Meeting this Week

Desiree Alliance Proposal Deadline Extended

Louisiana Queer Conference

New Orleans Abortion Fund Game-a-Thon

Southern Harm Reduction Conference in New Orleans

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