CoVid Takes Lorena Borjas

Mexican-born Lorena Borjas has died in New York due to COVID19-related illness. She has been a staunch activist for the transLatinx sex worker community in NYC for the last 30 years. She started the Lorena Borjas Fund to bail folks out of jail, as well as Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo.

NYC’s Sex Work Exhibition Officially Pops Off

The week-long event will culminate in a town hall with prominent New York politician State Sen. Julia Salazar (D-Bushwick, Cypress Hills, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville,  East New York) and progressive Tiffany Cabán discussing sex industry reform legislation in New York State. 
The Stop Violence in the Sex Trade Act, a package of bills that support the full decriminalization of the entire sex industry not just workers or victims, was first introduced in New York in 2019 by Salazar. It has yet to be passed into law. - Ariama Long TIME

Tools Against violence – BC Coalition of experiential communities

The British Columbia Coalition of Experiential Communities (BCCEC) is a consortium of sex worker activists who work to eliminate the oppressive systems and forces that create harm for individuals in the sex industry. We support diverse perspectives and experiences in the sex industry however we do not support enforcement or rehabilitation models that promote the continued criminalization of sex workers or perpetuate sex worker dependency on social programs.

Triple X Canada

“... the dangers that exist and, indeed, are inherent in sex work, and the legislation the Harper government brought in increased their dangers and gave them no chance to properly protect themselves,” said James Lockyer, Anwar’s defence lawyer, after the decision was released.”