We Remember: Maya Young

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 [...]

Helping HIPS: Birthday Benefit

HIPS is Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive  TUESDAY 11/29 #givingtuesday Our outreach van is crucial to meeting people where they are in the District -- and the van that we have now is on its last wheels. We need your help. Can you commit to donating next Tuesday? $50, $25, or even $10 -- everything helps.We [...]

No Pleasure in the Ghetto

Could lessening violence against sex workers be added to sex education discussions and safer sex smash barriers? in·ter·sec·tion·al·i·ty ˌintərsekSHəˈnalədē/ noun the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. "through an awareness [...]

Coming Out Under The Red Umbrella

© 2015 M. Dante at The Adult Education Discussion at Philadelphia's Erotic Literary Salon:   ADULT SEX EDUCATION DISCUSSION ON SEX WORK AND SEX TRAFFICKING IN ALASKA: Under federal criminal law, sex trafficking must involve force, fraud, coercion, or minors. Alaska’s 2012 sex trafficking law redefines many things related to prostitution as sex trafficking.  Things [...]