No Criminalizing Survival! Are you registered to vote? You must have registered to vote in Philadelphia by October 10th to vote in the municipal election on Tuesday, November 7th. Learn how to register yourself and others hereRead More
Justice Keeps Us Safer: May 16th Vote Larry Krasner for Philadelphia District AttorneyRead More
M. Dante pondering in Philly: What can we do to change the way prostitutes, people exploring gender identity and police interact? There has to be a better way to address differences in lifestyle choices to prevent violent situations from continuing on this level. Minor amounts of marijuana should not lead to murder, and prostitutes should…Read More
Originally posted on SaneSurvivor:
Dear Diana, When I received the news of your passing yesterday morning, I was sad. Selfishly, I was sad for me. You not being here means I will not be able to enjoy your deep wisdom and your sarcastic wit. I will miss your honest assessments of ideas I “ran past…
“Violence in any form inflicted upon any person is reprehensible. This is especially true of those perpetrators who target marginalized communities that find it difficult or impossible to access legal recourse or protection. Of course, we’d welcome any conversations or proposals which aim to reduce this issue.” Timothy Keller, aide to Philadelphia Representative Brian Sims, responding to ePGN article by Tim Cwiek.
Byron Allen faces first-degree murder charges in the killing of Natasha Gibson, 32, who was found slain outside the home of a family friend in Yeadon on Sept. 22, and in several assaults in Philadelphia’s Kensington section, including the murder of Rickie Morgan.Read More
Andrew Boff, Conservative Member of the London Assembly: The best policing model I found to tackle this lack of reporting was in “Merseyside”. This included labelling attacks against sex workers as hate crimes as a way of acknowledging that they were a minority who were disproportionately targeted by criminals. I recommended, in Silence on Violence, that London should follow Merseyside’s successful example and label crimes against sex workers as ‘hate crimes’.
Boff – who wrote the 2012 British report – Silence on Violence: Improving the Safety of Women. The policing of off-street sex work and sex trafficking in London gets “In The Booth With Ruth”.
EPGN: Community mourns stabbing victim Maya Young Paige Cooperstein February 25, 2016 Maya Young asked Anthony Harper for the time six years ago while she was walking in the Gayborhood. It was a simple question that spawned a long friendship. “I noticed the birthmark on her cheek and told her it was beautiful,” Harper told PGN through his…Read More
A graduate student at Temple University, along with being a successful legally blind journalist, documentary producer, and director from the Philly suburbs, David Block talks about his discomfort discussing prostitution, plus D/17 in contemporary Jewish history, and in context to civil and disability rights. Note: This candid essay may not be comfortable for all readers. “Let Down Your Hair” Photo of M. Dante By Blind Filmmaker David Block for Temple University.Read More
Originally posted on The Sexademic:
This morning I woke up to a local housing project’s message about canceling a workshop on safer sex. The reason? No funding for outside presenters. Welcome to the most frustrating injustice in sex education: information access and restricted conversations. There is a sharp contrast between sex education for the socially…