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Exotic dancers deal with harassment, discriminatory labor practices and club owners who find devious ways to limit their pay. Here's a look inside the battle to unionize stripping.
In a letter shared exclusively with HuffPost, 34 organizations demand the state legislature support repealing the "walking while trans" ban.
“Sex work is work and should not be criminalized by the state,” state Sen. Julia Salazar said at a Monday press conference.
That’s a big switch for the Democratic presidential candidate, whom sex workers have criticized for good reason.
State Sens. Julia Salazar and Jessica Ramos, plus Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, lead the charge for sex workers.
If the platform really wants to create a “better, more positive Tumblr,” it should embrace and protect the marginalized communities on its site.
I don’t want to regret not having danced when I had the chance.
Patreon users say they're beginning to feel the implications of FOSTA-SESTA.
This sex researcher is fighting for their rights.
Three Democratic House candidates are taking a stand against a law opposed by sex workers.
Lawmakers' latest attempt to fight human trafficking could end up hurting voluntary sex workers.
This bill was supposed to fight sex trafficking. But it's driving women back to a riskier, pre-internet world of sex work.
The creators of the must-read comic "The Pervert" hope trans narratives will one day be as ubiquitous and mundane as "Jennifer Lawrence rom-coms."
Backpage has only been closed a short amount of time, but people are terrified and desperate and have no choice but to hit the streets.
Comedian and stripper, Jacq the Stripper explains how strippers can be feminists too and why sex workers may feel left out of the Me Too movement.
Advocates say the legislation conflates consensual sex workers and trafficked victims, leaving many sex workers to face even more dangerous conditions.
The federal government had seized the classifieds website, which featured ads for sex work, days before.
A study found female homicide rates fell 17 percent after the site created an "erotic services" section. So why would Congress add to the risks?