Posts Tagged ‘sex work’

Translatina to Screen in D.C.

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Translatina, a documentary on the lives of trans women in Latin America, will see its D.C. debut next week at the Pan American Health Organization. The film tackles a host of issues affecting the community—from sex work to sexual assault to homelessness to HIV to  police brutality: "We hit them, with no shame, because they [...]

The Morning After: Vegetable Lube Edition

* The New Gay is looking for stories of people affected by a lack of ENDA. "Fired from your job for being gay, lesbian, bi or trans? Do you feel that no one cares about your lack of livelihood born from our governments systematic betrayal of its own people? Now you can do [...]

The Morning After: Monsters and Not Monsters Edition

* Thomas MacAulay Millar on the problem with seeing sexual assailants and domestic abusers as "monsters":

Cracking Down on Human Trafficking in D.C.

Last week, Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the Prohibition Against Human Trafficking Act [PDF] into law. The law will increase penalties for human trafficking in the District, provide services to victims, and mandate the collection of comprehensive data on human trafficking in D.C. Here are some highlights of how the bill will change D.C.'s approach to [...]

D.C. LGBT Activists Push to Legalize Prostitution

Now that gay marriage is legal in the District, what's next for gay activists in D.C.? The Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance (GLAA) recently released its 2010 agenda, which prioritizes causes like keeping same-sex marriage legal, fighting HIV in D.C., and addressing the city's response to hate crimes. But Mike Debonis points us to [...]

Tonight: Raise Money to Help Local Victims of Sex Trafficking

Want to learn more about stopping sex trafficking in D.C.? Tonight, attend the D.C. chapter of the Younger Women's Task Force's "Cheers to Choice" fundraiser, and rub elbows with such experts on local trafficking as Councilmember Phil Mendelson, the Polaris Project's Julie Janovsky, and Courtney's House's Tina Frundt (also: wine!). The $15 ticket [...]

Sex Work and the Problem of the Teetering High-Heels

In her Friday Washington Post column, Petula Dvorak came to the realization that the District's sex workers aren't exclusively criminals—sometimes, they can be victims, too. Dvorak profiles Tina Frundt, the woman behind the local Courtney's House shelter for victims of human trafficking. "Frundt was once a slave herself, forced into prostitution in the District [...]

The Morning After: Living Large, Penis Style Edition

* Andrea Plaid takes on Trojan's new hip-hop centered Magnum condom campaign, "Magnum Live Large," and how it reinforces the "ye olde black male penis myth" [via Feministing]:

The Morning After: Street Harassment By Teabagger Edition

* On Holla Back DC, a group of women endure street harassment by teabagger.

Prostitution Enthusiasts Mourn Closing of D.C. Brothels

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A recently closed "massage parlor," Orange Spa
Yesterday, D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles sent out a press release announcing the recent closure of several District "massage parlors," "health spas," and "wrestling clubs" operating as a front for prostitution (or other illegal activities). "[A]s part of a city-wide crackdown on prostitution and other unlawful sexually-oriented [...]

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