Two state bills passed through the state Legislature today that force convicted criminals to give up any profits they make from trafficking minors into California. The trafficking cash would be funneled into helping the emotionally traumatized victims, Attorney General Kamala Harris said.Senator Mar ... More >>
The SFPD, in conjunction with the FBI, conducted a prostitution sweep last week in which they nabbed seven men across the Bay Area, and rescued 60-plus women who had been working as prostitutes. Two of those arrests were in San Francisco: Jonathon Thomas, a 23-year-old "john" soliciting prostituti ... More >>
It only makes sense that human traffickers convicted of enslaving young girls should have to pay -- literally. A new state bill passed through committee today would force those criminals to give up any profits they make from trafficking minors in California. San Francisco Senator Mark Leno authored ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
The ethics of consent is becoming a hot, vital topic of discussion in alternative sexuality communities. While talking about consent is something that never quite goes away, especially in BDSM communities, a lot of the dialogue doesn't stray much beyond making sure that everyone is over 18 and kn ... More >>
When you consider the unsavory elements one encounters on Muni -- seeds, stabbings, sermons, and semen, -- an ad campaign advocating for prostitutes' rights is rather benign.Local sex worker activists have launched a media campaign aimed to educate the bus-riding populace that sex workers are pe ... More >>
Owls on the move. Last year we wrote about the San Francisco nonprofit Center for Young Women's Development burning -- yes, literally burning -- an unexpected $100,000 check from Craigslist sent to them. The executive director, Marlene Sanchez, told us that the center's clients thought the websit ... More >>
Real Men Don't Buy GirlsDespite what news reports have been saying, the underage prostitution industry isn't exactly as pervasive as it seems. The science behind data showing there's as many as 300,000 child prostitutes has never truly been challenged -- until now. Village Voice Media recently sp ... More >>
SPF 15 - for protection from UV rays and from human trafficking in one.The nonprofit that counsels women who have been arrested for prostitution in San Francisco and the Mexican Consulate have launched a new campaign to seriously crack down on human trafficking. Obviously, the goal is to get more ... More >>
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.
People lined up to hear the famously foulmouthed Supervisor Chris Daly get a dose of his own. Daly managed to rake in $5,000 at his Wednesday night roast, drawing a big crowd of both friends and foes. All of that money, Daly says, is going to the St. James Infirmary, which provides medical care ... More >>
Men dont have to agree to sex in order to get busted in a prostitution sting. They just have to seem interested.
Coming to Polk and Sutter at noon...Angry prostitutes who won't stand for the city's proposed sit/lie laws are holding a "stand-in" today. The San Francisco-based US PROStitutes Collective -- which has a Facebook page -- have organized the noontime Polk and Sutter "stand-in" At issue is a propose ... More >>
Lucky for them, Texas ain't in Carmen Chu's jurisdictionPetite, understated, and measured Supervisor Carmen Chu isn't the first person one might choose to face off against crowds of angry hookers. But after months of chaperoning controversial legislation that tightens the City's reigns on massage pa ... More >>
Tired of hiding the truth, she transitioned into a male sex worker. Hes been in a struggle with societal norms and himself ever since.
A well-known erotic performer is now an international fugitive. A look into whos getting caught up in the identity theft crackdown.
Middle-aged sex tourists fail to get their groove back
Week of Wednesday, April 19, 2006
An S.F. organization is providing radios and radio programming that just may save lives a world away
Week of Wednesday, September 15, 2004
How a DA's decision to drop prostitution charges against lap dancers will change the sexual culture of S.F. -- and, perhaps, the country
Reagan Louie's secret world
Catch the Sex Worker Film and Video Festival before Ashcroft outlaws fun
What do you call whores who don't have sex and porn stars who don't get paid?
Hookers, dancers, and porn stars on parade at the Sex Worker Film and Video Festival
The narrow bandwidth of San Francisco politics makes most elections a contest between liberals. The DA's race, which pitted prosecutor Bill Fazio against centrist Arlo Smith and progressive Terence Hallinan, promised to change all that. But when Fazio zig