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Op-Ed

The 2020 Democratic Frontrunners Need to Answer for Their Votes on SESTA

SESTA put my sex worker community in severe danger. We need to demand our candidates commit to better policy this primary.
Liara Roux
2.22.19
Op-Ed

SESTA Won't Stop Sex Trafficking, But It Will Kill Sex Workers

I am a homeless trafficking survivor, and I haven’t been helped at all by this bill — and the sex workers I know have already suffered as a result of it.
Laura LeMoon
4.26.18
Backpage

How a ‘Human Trafficking’ Narrative Was Used to Kill Backpage

Carl Ferrer, Backpage co-founder and CEO, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to facilitate prostitution.
Samantha Cole
4.13.18
sex work

How the US 'Sex Trafficking' Crackdown Is Hurting Sex Workers in Canada

The effects of the Trump-signed SESTA/FOSTA are much more far-reaching than you would expect.
Allison Tierney
4.12.18
Backpage

Indictment Shows Backpage Facilitated Prostitution, But its Shutdown Will Still Hurt Sex Workers

The co-founders of Backpage.com are charged with facilitating prostitution and money laundering.
Samantha Cole
4.9.18
Backpage

The FBI Just Seized Backpage.com

The website has previously been the subject of numerous lawsuits and a Congressional investigation for its alleged role in facilitating child sex trafficking.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.6.18
LGBTQ

Dominatrixes and Porn Sites Report a Huge BDSM Uptick Since Trump Became President

Across the country, it seems more people want to get spanked.
Carrie Weisman
3.6.17
Sex

Cracking Down on Backpage Adult Has Only Made Sex Workers’ Lives Harder

The government crackdown is a harsh blow for any sex worker who’d been reliant on new business from the website.
Lux Alptraum
1.13.17
crime

Sex Workers Expect to Struggle After the Backpage Crackdown

The feds said the site's "adult" section was a cesspool of sex trafficking, but people in the industry saw it as the best, safest way to find work.
Michael Patrick Welch
1.13.17
Sex

Backpage Pulls Its Adult Ads Section, Leading to Lonesome Nights for Some

Free speech advocates warn that the disappearance of sex ads could have chilling effects on Facebook, Twitter, and other popular sites.
Nicholas Deleon
1.11.17
Sex Trafficking

Backpage removes “adult” ads after the Senate accuses it of facilitating child sex trafficking

Classified website Backpage.com replaces its adult ads with a censorship message after Senate accusations of child sex trafficking.
Tess Owen
1.10.17
sex work

'It Will Never Stop': Sex Workers Respond to Backpage.com Raid

After a long sting operation by the feds, the CEO of Backpage.com was arrested on federal pimping charges. While many see the site's likely shutdown as a win against sex trafficking, some advocates fear the move will only push sex workers onto the...
Steven Blum
10.11.16
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