From the Monday, 11/12 meeting:
**The TDOR event will not be held at the LGBT Community Center, but at the First Unitarian Universalist Church at 2903 Jefferson**
- Transgender Day of Remembrance is Nov 20th. There will be an event on Sunday, November 18 at 6:30 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans.
- We need to discuss what we’re going to do for the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (December 17th).
- Paid study for trans sex workers: $50 for a 1-hour phone interview
- We still need to come up with a new name. Suggestions needed, welcomed, begged for (feel free to email or comment here)
- From UNAIDS: Urgent request for short quotes and anecdotes from people who experience stigma and discrimination to be featured in an upcoming UNAIDS report ahead of World AIDS Day 2012 (Saturday, December 1, 2012).The theme is, ‘What’s it like to be me?’
- San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival – Call for Submissions-Spring 2012. Deadline is February 15, 2013
- A member suggested we get an ebanned account for fundraising purposes.
- A member suggested we begin creating articles and/or educational materials about the industry in order to clear up common misconceptions and confusion (ex: regulation vs. decriminalization and why decriminalization is preferable).
- A member suggested we have an internet security workshop to discuss methods to secure and protect our content, identities, etc. when advertising, communicating, and working on the internet.
- use of a proxy server
- data encryption methods, including TrueCrypt (Windows) and Filevault (Mac), both of which are recommended by our resident internet security expert 🙂
- other stuff that I can’t remember now
- A member recommended that we have some kind of accounting skillshare
- If you are a victim of sexual assault, you should be aware of the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program (Tulane’s website explains it well) at University Hospital (also called MCLNO or LSU Interim Hospital). Go to the emergency room at 2020 Gravier St.
A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) will be there to provide personal care in a specially designed safe and private area. The SANE will be there to care for and advocate for medical, legal and emotional needs including:
• Providing information about legal and medical options
• Injury treatment
• STD treatment (including, if appropriate, HIV prophylaxis–medication taken after rape to help prevent HIV infection)
• Pregnancy Prevention (emergency contraception)
• Evidence collection
• Follow-up Care