Archive for February, 2010

Sex Worker Organizing News & Events

February 24th, 2010 at 11:22 am

Yesterday I posted about the upcoming Sex Worker Literati on March 4, but there is a whole lot more stuff happening over the next two weeks and change, both in NYC and elsewhere, that I thought might be of interest. And so: March 1: Deadline for Desiree Alliance Conference Call for Proposals The Desiree Alliance […]

Sex Worker Literati: March 4 – My Favorite Outfit

February 23rd, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Hosted by Audacia Ray and David Henry Sterry Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City Thursday, March 4. Doors at 7 pm, reading from 8-10 Stick around after the reading to dance and party with hos, hookers, and ne’er do wells! 21 and up – FREE 15% of the […]

Sex and the Library: Research on Access to Sexuality Info Online

February 19th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Last June I was excited to announce that I’m part of a team (go Sex Work Awareness!) that got funding from the Association for Progressive Communications to do research about access to sexuality information online. After our initial literature review and report to APC, we decided to focus our research on investigating the use of […]

Free Training: Sex Work Issues and the New York State Legislative Process

February 10th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Over the past year and change, the local sex worker community has started to move more toward trying to affect public policy – so Sex Work Awareness is stepping up to offer this training that will give the details of how a bill becomes law and how sex workers and their allies can have an […]

Not Quite Silence: Finding My Voice, Nurturing Others’ Loudness

February 8th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Today, in response to a request to write a piece about Speak Up (applications for the April 9-11 training are due next Wednesday, February 17th – nudge nudge plug plug), I wrote back that actually, I’d prefer it if one of the 2009 alumna or the soon-to-be minted 2010 alumni wrote about it – to […]

The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health Legally Allowed to Open in Rhode Island

February 2nd, 2010 at 11:17 am

The lovely and amazing Megan Andelloux, who is an alumna of the first class of Speak Up trainees from last year, has great cause to celebrate. Her Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (CSPH) is finally being allowed to open its doors in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The CSPH has been awash with controversy and legal […]

Sex Nerds and Oversharers: Your Contribution to Important Sexuality Research is Needed!

February 2nd, 2010 at 12:33 am

I have always thought that research on sexuality is cool. Plus, having engaged in various kinds of research on sex, its presence (it being sex research, not actual sex) in my life allows me to make lots of puns (actual sex provides plenty of opportunities for punning as well). But in all seriousness, sexuality research […]

Love and Pain at Sex Worker Literati

February 1st, 2010 at 2:42 pm

This upcoming Thursday, February 4th is the “Love and Pain” edition of Sex Worker Literati. We’ve got a great line-up (below) that will be a complex mix of brevity and misery – we like to keep things complicated. And, I’m totally getting better at posting video on the regular. Above is Dylan Ryan’s performance from […]