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SWOP-Seattle participates in historic Trans*Pride and Pride

  • June 29, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

Did we really have to wait this long to hear the courts say that people are free to love and marry... Continue Reading

Seeking: Perspective from Clients of Sex Workers

  • June 21, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

In recognition of Sex Worker Appreciation Day (July 21st), SWOP-Seattle will be hosting several events, one of which is a panel discussion entitled... Continue Reading

Sunday July 19th – Sex Worker Appreciation Day Comedy & Variety Show!

  • June 17, 2015
  • Savannah Sly

When we talk about sex work, it’s often in the context of labor rights, safety, and stigma, heavy topics which often eclipse the vibrant... Continue Reading

Selling Sex: Contradicting Violence with Choice

  • May 29, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

Dr. Jill McCracken is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She... Continue Reading

Sex worker and trans activist Monica Jones in Seattle!

  • MaryMagdalene

Monica Jones will be speaking at this years Trans Pride.  Monica has been a prominent speaker, advocate and educator about laws... Continue Reading

We Support ESPLERP in calling for decriminalization!

  • MaryMagdalene

The California advocacy group Erotic Service Provider Legal, Educational and Research Project has filed a federal lawsuit arguing that California’s anti-prostitution... Continue Reading

Children and families social work – an interview

  • March 12, 2015
  • Victor Tihai

In male fish without seed him abundantly grass heaven fish. Given have thing divided whose life fly, over days a beginning... Continue Reading

Parking in ‘Designated Area of High Prostitution Activity’ Could Get Your Car Impounded in Spokane

  • March 9, 2015
  • Savannah Sly

We are disappointed to see the City of Spokane resorting to community policing, asset seizure, and shame tactics to deter street... Continue Reading

Summery of “Nothing About Us Without Us” Demonstration on #ISWRD

  • March 4, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

On International Sex Worker Rights Day, supporters from SWOP-Seattle amassed at the State House in Olympia to make the voices and... Continue Reading

Sex Workers in Alaska Taking Action

  • February 28, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

Our neighbors to the North in Alaska are contending with the same approach to sex-trafficking that we are seeing here in WA. A... Continue Reading

Summery of Proposed “End Demand” Bills in WA

  • February 23, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

Updated Sunday Feb 28th, 2015 Members of the Sex Workers Outreach Project in Seattle are gravely concerned over the recently surge... Continue Reading

Local Sex Workers Speak Out Against Proposed Legislation

  • February 18, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

By MARCIE SILLMAN & KATE O’CONNELL from KUOW http://kuow.org/post/local-sex-workers-speak-out-against-proposed-legislation Marcie Sillman speaks with Washington state Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, about the need for legislation which... Continue Reading

Child care Fundraising

  • February 15, 2015
  • Victor Tihai

In male fish without seed him abundantly grass heaven fish. Given have thing divided whose life fly, over days a beginning... Continue Reading

Meet the Sex Workers Who Lawmakers Don’t Believe Exist

  • February 11, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

How a New Anti-Trafficking Push in Olympia Is Disrespecting and Endangering Consensual Sex Workers by Sydney Brownstone Published in the Stranger... Continue Reading

Sex Work Style Guide – Writing Accurately & Ethically about Sex Work

  • February 9, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

This Style Guide for journalists and reporters was written by Mistress Matisse, and can be found on her blog. Thank you... Continue Reading

Seattle Sex Workers Speak Up at the State House

  • February 8, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

This past week, volunteers from SWOP-Seattle went twice to the State House to address concerns over several anti-sex trafficking bills that... Continue Reading

Dear Councilman Neilson – We Support SWOP-Philly

  • February 7, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

This just in from our SWOP peers in Philadelphia: Legislation introduced by Councilman Ed Neilson on Thursday would ban Philadelphia hotels... Continue Reading

San Francisco Sex Worker Film & Art Festival

  • January 30, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

Call for Movie Submissions First submission deadline is March 1, 2015 The San Francisco Sex Workers Film and Arts Festival– Biennial,... Continue Reading

What do sex workers need?

  • January 29, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

SWOP-Seattle’s decision making council is composed entirely of unpaid, current and retired sex worker volunteers. Recently we’ve seen on-line and heard... Continue Reading

Remembering Shannon Williams

  • January 23, 2015
  • MaryMagdalene

It is with a heavy heart that we share news of the passing of Shannon Williams, sex worker rights activist extraordinaire,... Continue Reading