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Ten Reasons to Fight for the Decriminalization of Sex Work

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Ten Reasons to Fight for the Decriminalization of Sex Work
This is a great resource however the first slide that implies trans people are a third gender category is cissexist, transphobic and...
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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, April 19, 2015 3:22 PM

There will always be a demand to purchase sex. Criminalization has never and will never eliminate this demand.

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US Appoints First-Ever Special Envoy For LGBT Rights - NPR (blog)

US Appoints First-Ever Special Envoy For LGBT Rights - NPR (blog) | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
The State Department said Randy Berry's job will be to "reaffirm the universal human rights of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."
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Supporting Sexuality As A Family Caregiver

Supporting Sexuality As A Family Caregiver | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

So, here’s the question I’d like us all to ponder: What can we do to empower caregivers so that they can supporting the sexuality of the family members for whom they are caring?


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If Buying Condoms Was Like Buying Birth Control

Safe sex isn’t always easy. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1vFVmq6 Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.l...

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No Shame Movement's curator insight, October 10, 2014 2:08 PM

great role reversal 

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The LGBTQ Movement Is About More Than Marriage Equality

The LGBTQ Movement Is About More Than Marriage Equality | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Many activists have brought attention to the fact that the LGBTQ movement – or at least the public perception of it is -- is too focused on marriage.


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Decriminalizing Prostitution | Criminal Law

Decriminalizing Prostitution | Criminal Law | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Prostitution is illegal in 49 of the 50 states, Nevada being the sole exception. But, some people believe that paid sex is so entrenched in our society that the focus should not be prosecuting it, but rather keeping it clean and safe. Others argue that it’s impossible to strip prostitution of exploitation, harassment, and violence, and that outright prohibition is the only tenable approach.

Is Prostitution Any of the Government’s Business?

In 2003, the Supreme Court acknowledged an adult's right to engage in private, consensual sex, by ruling that adults have a constitutional right to engage in private, homosexual conduct if they so choose. (Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003).)  Although the Supreme Court was careful to state that its ruling didn’t apply to prostitution, some argue that this ruling should be extended—that private, consensual sexual conduct should be allowed even where money changes hands.

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LectureHop: Sex Workers’ Rights are Trans Rights

LectureHop: Sex Workers’ Rights are Trans Rights | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
On Thursday, The Gay Club (yes, that’s what it’s called) hosted a panel of queer activists (Emma Caterine, a community organizer at Red Umbrella Project; Dominick, author of Dean Johnson’s Reading for Filth; and Ryan Thoreson, a JD candidate at Yale Law School with extensive experience with LGBT NGOs) to discuss the issue of trans…
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Pope Francis leaves door open for same-sex unions

Pope Francis leaves door open for same-sex unions | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Same-sex civil unions could be used to protect rights, the pope said.
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CONSENT and BDSM: The State of the Law

CONSENT and BDSM: The State of the Law | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

BDSM activity, even where clearly consensual, can be and frequently is prosecuted under state criminal laws dealing with assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault or sexual abuse. Such criminal prosecution can arise in various circumstances, including

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The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics

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The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics, a new documentary-style film produced by Catholics for Choice, sets the record straight about Catholic social teaching on issues related to sex and sexuality.


“The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” features interviews with leading experts in the fields of theology, philosophy and ethics who examine Catholic traditions, teachings and beliefs on the following key issues:

  • Abortion & Contraception
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Sex & Sexuality
  • New Reproductive Health Technologies
  • Religion in Public Policy

Download a discussion guide for the film.

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Great (short & concise) video clips that are worth watching ~ and sending to others.


(Includes marriage equality too.)

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 12, 2014 3:18 PM

A ray of light!

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A ray of light

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Politicians: Erect & Standing Up, But Not For Women

Politicians: Erect & Standing Up, But Not For Women | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Maybe you don't want to call it a "war on women". Maybe you find the word "war" to be over-the-top, despite the facts regarding bombings, shootings, rape, and other violent attacks against women, i...

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Same-sex couples in NYC celebrate green cards after long battle

Same-sex couples in NYC celebrate green cards after long battle | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
When an immigration officer recently told Pablo Garcia he had been approved for a green card, scenes from the Venezuelan-born playwright’s life flashed before his eyes.
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May many more be recognized!

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Activist Spotlight: Deon Haywood on Justice and the Movement in New Orleans

Activist Spotlight: Deon Haywood on Justice and the Movement in New Orleans | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

In May of this year, I talked to Deon Haywood, Executive Director of Women With A Vision in New Orleans about her approach to organizing. WWAV scored a significant grassroots legal and political victory in the last year with the NO Justice campaign, which removed hundreds of cis and trans women from Louisiana’s registered felony sexual offender rolls. Deon is a longtime activist in the city of New Orleans, with a history of organizing low-income women of color around reproductive justice, harm reduction, and human rights.

 

...We are not all in the same boat. And if we keep playing like we are, we’re not really going to make the kind of change we’d like to see. Because the women I work with are never going to be able to jump into the sex workers’ rights movement. They don’t feel like that movement is for them.

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Sebastian Avery Morris

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I am a Religious Studies Student at Temple University, and the sacristan at St. Clement's Episcopal Church, an historic Anglo-Catholic Parish in Philadelphia.
Politically I am a Christian Socialist with strong Distributist and Neo-Luddite tendencies. I live in South Philadelphia with my husband Xopher, who is a graphic artist. I'm always happy to discuss religion, progressive politics, or LGBTQ issues.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, September 10, 2013 5:44 PM

It seems a rare find in today's world of loud-mouthed hate-mongers, but there are sane Christian voices too.


Don't let the photo scare ya; he has positive commentary on that too - it can be found here http://sebastianmorris.tumblr.com/post/60765550436/goandannouce

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Selling sex doesn't make you an unfit parent

Selling sex doesn't make you an unfit parent | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

"It's absurd that sex workers don't have more protection, and their reputation suffers from the victimization. Jasmine suffered from the reputation and from someone spreading lies about her," explained Jacobsson, who had professional ties with Jasmine through Rose Alliance, where the mother of two was a board member.

Jasmine told her colleagues in the Rose Alliance that the district court took away her children because she "romanticized sex work" and that it deemed her an unfit parent. Social services received a tip-off suggesting the she was using drugs and drinking in front of her children. There were even suggestions that the 27-year-old was working from home, Jacobsson told The Local.

"This couldn't be further from the truth. For one thing, she hardly touched alcohol, but also, she was an upper-class sex worker. She would be coming into Stockholm from Västerås to luxury hotels, just once or twice a week, for a fee of around 4,000 kronor ($610) per hour," she added.

"She was doing it all for her kids. And she enjoyed doing it. You tell me another job where a mother can earn 6,000 or 7,000 kronor a week and still remain a stay-at-home mum."

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Can’t deny admission to children of sex workers: State - Indian Express

Can’t deny admission to children of sex workers: State - Indian Express | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

CRACKING the whip on schools flouting norms, the state has issued a government resolution (GR) that categorically says admission cannot be denied to children of sex workers and transgenders.

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Sex-change operations to be covered by UIC health insurance - Chicago Tribune

Sex-change operations to be covered by UIC health insurance - Chicago Tribune | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Sex-change operations to be covered by UIC health insurance
Chicago Tribune
The procedure, commonly known as a “sex change,” transforms a person's physical appearance and sexual characteristics to that of the other sex.
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Promoting Human Rights versus Promoting Prostitution

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People have always bought and sold sex, sometimes risking shame or punishment. But these days, simply helping a sex worker can have costly legal and financial consequences.

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Paris Agency Introduces Come4.org, a Porn Site Devoted to Charity (NSFW)

Paris Agency Introduces Come4.org, a Porn Site Devoted to Charity (NSFW) | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

What if being bad could do some good? That's the question asked by Come4.org, which describes itself as "the first user-generated, nonprofit pornography site devoted to funding charitable and ethically driven projects."

 

The site is being unveiled with help from the Paris office of TBWA agency Being, which crafted an explicit 90-second short film, "The Lover," introducing Come4's first charitable initiative—helping to fund the Asta Philpot Foundation, which is committed to raising public awareness about the sexual rights of disabled people. (Philpot, an American living in Britain, advocates the right to an active sexual life for people with disabilities, even if it means paying for sex.)

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Isle Of Man Lesbian Couple Can't Rent The House They Wanted Because Of Their Sexual Orientation

Isle Of Man Lesbian Couple Can't Rent The House They Wanted Because Of Their Sexual Orientation | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Following a discriminatory act based on their sexual orientation, a lesbian couple of Isle of Man wishes an anti-discriminatory law for LGBTQ people.

 

The landlord refused the rental agreement with Kara Izzard and Laura Cull because they are lesbians.

 

They have had then the bad surprise to discover that there is no law in Isle of Man to protect them in this kind of situation whereas civil unions and adoption are possible for same-sex couples.

 

"I was so shocked to hear this and felt sick, said Cull.

"I didn't know where to go or what to do as I didn't have a legal leg to stand on so after speaking with my partner Kira we thought that the only thing we could do was to share our story with as many people as possible and try and raise awareness that on this beautiful island that we call home we can still be treated this way."

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Unfortunately, this is true in many places in the US as well.

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Erotic Awards 2013: Shining a light on disabled sex

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The sexual needs of disabled people are thrust into the spotlight at the 2013 Erotic Awards
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Did you know…It is illegal for your school’s website to block sites for "LGBTQ Content"?

Did you know…It is illegal for your school’s website to block sites for "LGBTQ Content"? | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Did you know…It is illegal for your school’s web filter to block web sites for “LGBTQ Content.” Get the facts at transstudent.org/facts
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Get the facts at http://transstudent.org/facts

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Documentary shows mum hiring escort for disabled son

Documentary shows mum hiring escort for disabled son | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Sex on Wheels will follow sex worker Laura Lee as she speaks candidly about her work helping disabled clients achieve satisfaction.

 

The cameras follow Laura from Belfast when she travels to Yorkshire to meet John, who has learning difficulties, after being hired by his mum Tracy.

 

Tracy says: “I’m very uncomfortable with it, but I have this need to make sure that John is happy, that he is not restricted, that this disability does not steal away my son’s right to lead a normal life.”

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A sex worker's response to columnist Mia Freedman's blog in which implied that she does not respect the right of women with mental illness to become sex workers.

A sex worker's response to columnist Mia Freedman's blog in which implied that she does not respect the right of women with mental illness to become sex workers. | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

As a sex worker who has both mental illness(es) and a history of abuse Mia Freedman’s post perpetuates stereotypes and stigmas that harm me. Should my mental illness prevent me from having any agency? Didn’t we do away with locking the mentally ill up and throwing away the key (although this still does happen) because we (as a society) started to recognise the mentally ill as humans with rights? Or do we only have some rights? Like the right to work in a low paying, menial job or the right to exist (not live because let’s face it, it isn’t a living wage) on the disability support pension and that is if you even qualify for it, if you don’t you can always try and get by on unemployment “benefits” while you are made to apply for jobs you will never get. Surely I still have the right to have sex don’t I? I can’t see Mia Freedman advocating for enforced chastity belts for the mentally ill. So, if I have the right to work and the right to have sex, what is wrong with me having sex as my work?

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Rhode Island Senate Republicans Unanimously Back Marriage Bill

Rhode Island Senate Republicans Unanimously Back Marriage Bill | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Today the Rhode Island Senate Republican Caucus announced its support for a bill that would grant marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, becoming the first unanimous decision by a legislative caucus of either party in the nation to back marriage equality legislation. The State Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to approve the legislation later today.

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You read that right ~ the Right backed, not blocked, this!

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