Dec 17th: Int’l Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers presented by SWOP Chicago December 17, 2021 7PM YWCA 360 N. Michigan, 8th Floor Each year, sex workers are threatened, harmed, and killed by crimes that go unreported, unpunished, and unrecognized. These types of violence violate the human rights of individuals who work in the sex work [...]

December 17- National March For Sex Wokers Rights in Washington DC

National March for Sex Workers Rights Dec. 17, 2008 Washington D.C. Meet at Franklin Square (14st NW & Eye ST NW) near McPherson Square Station for rally and speeches. March Gathers at noon. March ends at The Department of Justice Join the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP-USA) as we march on Washington to demand rights [...]

CLEARLY They’re Unhappy

Thanks to Amber L. Rhea for the CNN article link. Crossposted at La Libertine’s Salon. Wow. I just read this amazing statistic that said nearly half of all respondents in a survey would leave their industry in the next three years if they had an alternative. IF THEY HAD AN ALTERNATIVE! What horrible industry do [...]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

This Sunday, November 16th at 5pm at the Center on Halsted there will be a candlelight vigil held in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  I hope you all can attend - this is an important event.  Read on for the official details. Illinois Gender Advocates is sponsoring a candlelight vigil hosted by the Center on Halsted scheduled [...]

Next SWOP-Chicago Meeting Wednesday, November 19

The next SWOP-Chicago meeting will be Wednesday, November 19 at 7PM. Our regular meeting space on Michigan Ave. is not available for this particular meeting, so it will be held at an alternative location in Wicker Park, very accessible to public transportation. If you would like to attend this meeting, please email us at- [...]

“Porn 101″ Presentation November 25 at Early to Bed

Sex Workers Outreach Project-Chicago and Red Light District Chicago Present- “Porn 101: An Insider’s Introduction Into the World of Pornography” Presented by David Law When: Tuesday, November 25, 2021 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Early to Bed, 5232 N. Sheridan, Chicago, IL, 60640 773.271.1219. Cost- $5 donation to SWOP-Chicago “Porn 101: An [...]

My REAL Life as a Call Girl

By Maya Dollarhide (LifeWire) — Eight years ago, Natalie McLennan, a leggy brunette, moved to New York City from Montreal to pursue an acting career. At a cocktail party, she met Jason Itzler, the self-proclaimed “‘king of all pimps” and owner of the now-defunct New York Confidential escort agency. When Itzler suggested McLennan, then 28, [...]

Morality and Prop K

From LaLibertine’s Salon. While this concerns the proposition to decriminalize sex work in San Francisco, this possibly historical vote affects sex workers all over the country. That’s why I posted this here as well: Whenever morals are trotted out within the public sphere, especially within politics, it is inevitably about controlling sexual behavior of adults. [...]