God Bless Sin in Las Vegas

Sex Workers Appreciation Day, October 5th, 2007, had more than 25 people show up in solidarity and support of Sex Workers Rights at the Glitter Gulch on Las Vegas, Nevada’s fremont street. In 2 hours, we collected over 150 signatures from people all over the United States. Tourists from all over, and locals took our pictures and learned about Sex Workers rights, many for the first time.

Our signs:
“Farley, Don’t Tread on me”

“No sex worker phobia will be tolerated”

“Support your local sex workers”

“Sex Worker Rights are Human Rights”
“We Honor Ourselves With Respect and Empowerment”

The scene: 4 people from California, 2 sisters of Perpetual indulgence, 1 ACLU lawyer, 2 totally wasted men(who held a sign for us) and around 15 local advocates, allies and sex workers.

Continue reading

Photos from SWOP’s Trip to Vegas

Just popped in my inbox; two photos from the road (click to make bigger).

no whore phobia - swop

whore shirt - swop

Prostitutes dispute Trummell charges

The Pahrump Valley Times did an interview with women who actually work in a legal brothel. They may not represent every single person who’s ever worked at Sheri’s Ranch, but they do prove that there are many different experiences.

 The scene in the Valley Inn and Sports Bar at Sheri’s Ranch, where the girls gave interviews this week, was far different from the impression speakers like San Francisco clinical psychologist Dr. Melissa Farley offered at the press conference focused on the release of a book on sex trafficking.