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International Sex Workers’ Rights Day in New Orleans: 2pm Sunday, March 3rd at Washington Square Park!

This Sunday, March 3rd

SWOP-NOLA invites YOU to celebrate

2013 International Sex Workers’ Rights Day in New Orleans!!

Bring your friends! Bring your dogs! Bring your kids!

2pm on Sunday, March 3rd at Washington Square park in the Marigny

For International Sex Workers’ Rights Day 2013, SWOP-NOLA invites local and visiting sex workers (anyone working in the adult industry), allies, and friends to meet for an informal potluck/picnic/get-together in Washington Square Park (weather permitting).

If the weather’s no good, we’ll get coffee and/or daydrink instead.

This is intended to be a no-pressure, laid-back event where we can meet new people and chat about anything and everything
(or nothing) that affects the sex worker community on New Orleans. Feel free to bring your questions, ideas, and suggestions re: SWOP-NOLA’s purpose and goals.

I will be bringing Easter candy, because Cadbury Creme Eggs rock, and I can only get them this time of year. Also, they are both wholesome and kinda suggestive, which both amuses me and makes me a little uncomfortable.

You can bring whatever you want. It would be cool if people brought food (or hell, more candy), but don’t feel like it’s a requirement–I usually opt out of potlucks because I wait till the last minute and then I don’t have time to make/get anything and I feel guilty. Don’t let the guilt of arriving emptyhanded stop you from attending, or you’ll miss out on free candy, great company, free candy, and people who will gladly answer any questions you have about the sex workers’ rights movement. And free candy.

If you play an instrument, do spoken word, or you really rock at mime-ing, or you’ve turned crochet into a performance art, feel free to do your thing and be entertaining. We welcome whatever you want to contribute, as long as it at isn’t going to be especially disturbing to the other people in the park (i.e., no live porn, sorry).

Come for the free candy; stay for the list of reasons why decriminalization is the best approach to sex work policy.

See you there!

click here for the 2013 International Sex Workers’ Rights Day in New Orleans! event page on Facebook

Visit sexworkerfest.com/trouble for Sex Worker Pride Music Video

Read About the History of March 3, International Sex Worker Rights Day!

Paid Study for Trans Folks in the Sex Trade ($50 phone interview)

Confidential paid study–Forwarded via the SWOP-USA national network:


TRANS? IN THE SEX TRADE?

** CONFIDENTIAL STUDY **


 

WHO: Transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming sex workers and those with experience in the sex trade

 

WHAT:  One-hour interview by phone or in person about your experiences with the health care system for a study about the healthcare needs of trans* sex workers, as well as a brief 15 minute survey regarding demographics, health status, and experiences in health settings to help guide the interview.

 

COMPENSATION: $50

 

CONTACT: Ursa Oristaglio

Ursa.A.Horribilis@gmail.com

(617) 851-7125

 

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FW: Urgent request for short quotes and anecdotes from people who experience stigma and discrimination in their lives.

FW: Urgent request for short quotes and anecdotes from people who experience stigma and discrimination in their lives.

Dear colleagues,

UNAIDS is compiling quotes and short anecdotes from people who experience stigma and discrimination in their lives just because of who they are.  These first-person narratives will be featured in an upcoming UNAIDS report ahead of World AIDS Day 2012 (SaturdayDecember 1, 2012).The theme is, ‘What’s it like to be me?’

We want to cover what’s it like to be…a sex worker, a person who injects drugs, a transgender person, a gay man or woman, a person living with HIV, a person with a disability, a migrant worker…in your country.
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Info Flyer for Tabling: Escorts, Service Providers, Strippers


SWOP-NOLA info flyer for tabling –
Calling all local sex workers:

Escorts, Service Providers, Strippers / Exotic Dancers, Camgirls, Professional Companions, Roleplay / Fantasy / Fetish Professionals, FBSM / Erotic / Sensual Massage Practitioners, Adult Entertainers, and Friends in New Orleans

I made this flyer with the intent to put them out at an event last night, and then it was too late to make copies. But! If you’d like to distribute it, go ahead and print it out yourself. I was going to xerox it in black and white, but I guess if you want to pay for color copies, that’s on you.

Two flyers per page, obviously. That’s because I’m cheap, and a smaller flyer is easier to fold up and jam in your pocket. No one likes a big flyer, seriously. That shit is just unwieldy.

UPDATE: New version from 3/2015 (added facebook, twitter, email, removed outdated meeting schedule):

SWOP-NOLA Info Flyer for tabling, etc. 2015

Updated March 2015 – png version


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Registered as a Sex Offender for a Crime Against Nature Conviction? The Law Has Changed!! Louisiana Revised Statute 15:542(F)(4) – Crime Against Nature and Sex Offender Registry

From Deon Haywood of Women With a Vision:

Are you currently required to register as a sex offender for a crime against nature conviction? If so, the law has changed and you may no longer be required to register as a sex offender. In order to be relieved of your sex offender registration requirement, the new law requires you to do certain things, including filing what’s called a Motion in court to get you off the sex offender registry permanently. If you think this applies to you and you want to learn more about the new law and how to file a Motion in court, please come to one of the following Community Meetings organized by Women With A Vision and Orleans Public Defenders:

DATE TIME LOCATION coming soon

For more information about the Meetings, please contact:

Kim Diemer
Orleans Public Defenders
2601 Tulane Ave, 7th Floor
(504) 821-8101
kdiemer@opdla.org

Deon Haywood,ED
Women With A Vision
(504) 931-7944
deon@wwav-no.org

The new law states that “Any persons who was convicted of crime against nature…may file a motion in the court of conviction to be relieved of the sex offender registration and notification requirements.” (Louisiana Revised Statute 15:542(F)(4)). This law was passed by the Louisiana Legislature because the sex offender registration for those convicted of crime against nature was found unconstitutional.

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Louisiana Revised Statute 15:542(F)(4))

(4)(a) Any person who was convicted of crime against nature (R.S. 14:89) prior to August 15, 2010, may file a motion in the court of conviction to be relieved of the sex offender registration and notification requirements of this Chapter if the offense for which the offender was convicted would be defined as crime against nature by solicitation (R.S. 14:89.2) had the offender been convicted on or after August 15, 2010. Offenders convicted of an offense under the laws of another state, or military, territorial, foreign, tribal, or federal law may file a motion in the district court of his parish of residence once the administrative procedures of R.S. 15:542.1.3 have been exhausted, and the elements of the offense of conviction have been found to be equivalent to the current definition of crime against nature by solicitation (R.S. 14:89.2). The provisions of this Subparagraph shall not apply to persons whose conviction for crime against nature pursuant to R.S. 14:89 involved the solicitation of a person under the age of seventeen and would authorize sentencing of the offender pursuant to R.S. 14:89.2(B)(3), had the offender been convicted on or after August 15, 2010.

(b) The motion shall be accompanied by supporting documentation to establish that the person was convicted of crime against nature prior to August 15, 2010, and that the offense for which the offender was convicted would be defined as crime against nature by solicitation (R.S. 14:89.2) had the offender been convicted on or after August 15, 2010.

(c) The district attorney, office of state police, and the Department of Justice, shall be served with a copy of the motion.

(d) If the supporting documentation described in Subparagraph (b) of this Paragraph is provided and meets the requirements of Subparagraph (4)(b), relief shall be granted unless the district attorney objects and provides supporting documentation proving that the offense for which the person was convicted, and which requires registration and notification pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, involved the solicitation of a person under the age of seventeen.

(e) If the district attorney proves by clear and convincing evidence that the conviction for crime against nature pursuant to R.S. 14:89 involved the solicitation of a person under the age of seventeen, the court shall deny the motion to be relieved of the sex offender registration and notification requirements as provided by the provisions of this Paragraph.

(f) The provisions of this Paragraph shall not apply to any person who was convicted of one or more offenses which otherwise require registration pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter.