Sound Off: The Ethan Zach Trio Sex Work Sessions

Introduction by EJ: Over one year ago, I began working on a “Sex Work” episode for my podcast, The Ethan and Zach Trio. With the aid of my spirit guide, M., I dove in at the intersection of sexuality, labor and law. Together with my co-host Zach, we conducted several hours of interviews with M. and her associates, all of whom possess expertise in the sex industry

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Transgender woman suing Allegheny County Jail opens up about struggles, acceptance

We’re here to help.” Equality PA, a nonprofit working to advance the rights of those who identify as LGBTQ, estimates that 74 percent of transgender Pennsylvanians have reported experiencing some form of harassment at work. The organization says 26 percent of those who identify as transgender have lost a job. In 2016, advocates tracked at least 23 violent deaths of transgender people in the United States, then the most ever recorded, according to the civil rights organization Human Rights Campaign. This year, that number has risen to 27, the HRC said. Williams said that many of her friends did not make it out of their 20s because of violence, suicide or drug overdoses.

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Philly vigil set for 31 sex workers slain in U.S. this year

Philly vigil set for 31 sex workers slain in U.S. this year

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Sunday December 17th Thomas Paine Plaza 3-5

“Its time to change the social perception that she wasn’t a person, she was a “prostitute”. No one wants to feel a sense of community or sameness with her. She was something other than us and therefore we don’t need to feel fear or grief at the fact or the manner of her death.”

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PHL ACTION ALERT: J4N

“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.” A court proceeding is re/scheduled for July 18, 2017, regarding access to 911 recordings in the Nizah Morris case. The proceeding will take place in Courtroom 426 in Philadelphia’s City Hall

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We Remember: Anonymous Teenage Philadelphia “Hooker”

“Crying Liberty” copyright: Deborah Gross- Zuchman http://www.deborahzuchman.com

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We Remember Philly Native and NHI Murder Victim Donna Marie Gentile: 1962-1985

“[Donna] was either killed because she was a part of a series of prostitute murders that had been happening in the 1980s, or the fact that she was informing on the San Diego Police Department,” said Limberg, who lectures at Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College…. She was still alive at the time gravel was stamped down her throat so it could have been to shut her up,” said Limberg.

SPEAK EVEN IF YOUR VOICE SHAKES! Maggie Kuhn, Activist.

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Fear in Kensington 2010

Victims:  Elaine Goldberg, 21, Nicole Piacentini, 35, and Casey Mahoney, 27 CNN: Residents patrol Philadelphia streets over concerns of serial killer From Monika Plocienniczak, CNN December 22, 2010 9:50 p.m. EST STORY HIGHLIGHTS A resident watch group is forming to protect a neighborhood from a serial killer The 12-member unit has been patrolling Philadelphia’s Kensington…

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True Stories from the World’s Oldest Profession

SEX for SALE Friday November 18th 2016: Christ Church Neighborhood Theater in Old City Neighborhood, Philadelphia  Sex For Sale: True Stories from the World’s Oldest Profession First Person Arts DATE Fri., Nov. 18 TIME Doors at 7:30PM, Show at 8PM LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater (20 N. American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106) Near the…

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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…

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Quantifying Violence: Frankford Kensington 19124

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. 01 June…

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Communities Working Together To Stop The Violence.

Tim Cwiek September 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…

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Understanding December 17th

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…

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God is Love: The Brutal Murder of Rickie Morgan is Why We Are Creating This D/17 Blog For Philadelphia

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.

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NSWP: Researching Sex Worker Rights as Human Rights

GLOBAL NETWORK OF SEX WORK PROJECTS (NSWP)  NSWP Global D/17 Announcement from 2015: Today (12/17/2015) marks the 12th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. For twelve years, sex workers have used this day to highlight the need for action to end violence against sex workers. The issues faced by sex workers vary…

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2015 Murders Included Philly Fam

   DECEMBER 17th 2015: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers  in affiliation with Project SAFE, and the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee (RSCC).  Great job, SKY! And thank you to the members of the  Erotic Literary Salon (ELS) who attended the rally!Our heartfelt sympathy for the families of: Kiesha Jenkins, and London Chanel.SWOP-Philly had…

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Want To Get Involved? Annie Sprinkle’s Ten Ways to Participate in December 17th

 For Annie’s full letter please visit: december17.org Organize a vigil/memorial/gathering in your town. Simply choose a place and time. Invite people to bring their stories, writings, thoughts, related news items, poems, lists of victims, performances, and memories. Take turns sharing. Organize or attend a candlelight vigil in a public place. Do something at home alone…

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