WIKIPEDIA: Nizah Morris (1955 – December 24, 2002) was an American transgender entertainer. On December 22, 2002 Morris suffered a severe head injury from which she did not recover. Morris died on December 24, 2002, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, when she was removed from life support. The Philadelphia Police Department's handling of Morris' death sparked [...]
Dr. Timaree, M. Dante & Eris Vayle discuss December 17th and community action against violence towards sex workers in Philly
Inspired by Rickie Morgan's murder to get the stats on the Frankford / Kensington street violence, here's the deal: By conducting public records searches we are seeing zip code per zip code where the violence in Philadelphia is happening and how. All research costs are paid for by sex workers for sex workers. 31 May [...]
2015 YEAR in REVIEW 2015Sex Workers Outreach Project Philadelphia [SWOP-PHILLY] is a grassroots organization - part of a national network - dedicated to improving the lives of sex workers - those with life experience in the sex trade - in Philadelphia & Pennsylvania. Though the PHL chapter is not officially active as of this 2016 [...]
Tim CwiekSeptember 8, 2016 26 Comments Pennsylvania resident Melanie Dante wants state lawmakers to enact an anti-violence resolution on behalf of sex workers. Dante, 46, is an advocate for LGBT rights and the rights of sex workers. She said several local trans women who were murdered recently were perceived to be sex workers. “I care [...]
Rickie Jolene (Bowen) Morgan 10/08/1980-07/16/2016 FOLLOW UP: 12/21/2016 Today District Attorney Jack Whelan will be joined by Yeadon Borough Police Chief Molineux and Captain Mark Burgmann, Commanding Officer of the Philadelphia PD SVU to announce first-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of Natasha Gibson in addition to information regarding the investigation of a series of sexual assaults in the Kensington Avenue corridor starting with the initial assault that occurred on April 19, 2016, at Braddock and Toronto Streets where a 45-year-old female had her throat slashed by an unknown offender. Three additional sexual assaults occurred: July 12, 2016, on the 3800 block of Jasper Street. In late July on the 3100 block Jasper Street, and on October 1, 2016, on the 2700 block of Ruth Street. Byron Allen was captured.
Community Contributed Article The allied Philly journalist who wrote this article wishes to remain anonymous On Saturday December 17, 2016 concerned citizens around the globe will come together to support a segment of the population that far too often has been treated with disdain and neglect.The occasion is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex [...]