Margo St. James, Matriarch of the Modern Sex Work Movement, Has Died
Historic SF sex worker organization St. James Infirmary broke the devastating news Tuesday that its namesake and founder Margo St. James had passed. “With profound sadness, the St. James Infirmary announces the death of the most storied among our founders, Margo St. James,” the health and safety clinic said in
Why The EARN IT Act is Terrible for Sex Workers and the Internet as a Whole
Welcome to Brain-Throbs & Blow Jobs, a column highlighting the great minds and perspectives of Bay Area sex workers through interviews and photo portraits by Maxine Holloway. The internet makes sex work safer. Before the internet, it was challenging to work without third-party management or a brothel. Online platforms can allow
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
How To Have A Body: A Show About Sex Work, Disability, and Survival
On a cold January afternoon in the Tenderloin in San Francisco, I stopped under a flashing rainbow sign on Eddy Street to meet Gina Stella dell’Assunta. Gina is a writer and performer from San Francisco, with deep roots in queer and trans sex worker and disability communities.
What Actual Sex Workers Think About the New Movie ‘Hustlers’
The movie weaves important stories of working-class struggles, immigrants, the economics of single-motherhood, capitalism, criminalization, and the lengths people are willing to go to as options are stripped away. Sex worker issues have always been tied to every single one of these narratives.
What Real Sex Workers Have to Say About SESTA-FOSTA
by Hannah Harkness “Since day one, I have pushed for the strongest, most effective criminal and civil tools possible to confront the horrific abuses of online sex trafficking,” – “H.R. 1865 with the Walters Amendment is the most effective way to empower victims, equip state and local prosecutors, and ensure
Sex Workers Invite You to “Sit With Us” for Brunch
On Sunday, June 2, International Sex Worker’s Day, also known as International Whore’s Day, communities all over the country will gather to advocate for the health, safety, and protection of sex workers. Bay Area harlots, escorts, street workers, strippers, Dominatrixes, and porn and cam performers invite you to “Sit With
What Mother’s Day is Like When You’re a Sex Worker & a Mom
I gave birth five months ago, and I’m really excited to celebrate my first Mother’s Day with my child. The first one feels special, like I’m suddenly a part of a new club. I’ve been a mother for just a few months, but I’ve been a sex worker for many years.
What happens when the Dominatrix isn’t in the dungeon?
Welcome to Brain-Throbs & Blow Jobs, a column that will be highlighting the great minds and perspectives of Bay Area sex workers through interviews and photo portraits. I met Oakland based Pro Domme, Avalon Black, for a drink at a local coffee shop, and was reminded that being Dominant is not