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Rentboy Raid Inspires Activists From Coast to Coast

NATIONAL | By Jason Parsley | Sep 13
The controversy started on Aug. 25 when Rentyboy's headquarters were raided in New York City by police, with help from Homeland Security. Reaction from the LGBT community was swift.

Sex Workers Protest Rentboy Raid

NATIONAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 12
More than 100 sex workers and their supporters gathered in the Castro last weekend to protest the recent federal raid of gay escort site

On World Human Rights Day, Report Highlights Trans Health and Rights

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 10
A new report by amfAR and GATE highlights the ongoing struggle of transgender individuals across the globe in their fight for access to appropriate and effective HIV care and treatment.

High HIV, Imprisonment Among Transwomen

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
In recent years, there has been a growing body of evidence that transgender women have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection and substance use, as well as unemployment, poverty, violence, victimization and discrimination.

Guyanese Gay Prostitutes Stabbed Dead, Suspect Commits Suicide

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 21
The main suspect in the stabbing murder of two gay sex workers in Guyana's capital of Georgetown last week died on Sunday, July 20 at Georgetown Hospital after confessing to the murders and setting himself on fire.

Groups Rally Against D.C.’s ’Prostitution-Free Zones’

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Apr 19
Activists and advocates rallied to call for the repeal of ’’prostitution-free zones’’ (PFZs), which opponents say has led to profiling and harassment of transgender people.

The 11th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 16
On December 17th, public events in 14 U.S. cities and 19 cities around the world will be held to call attention to violence committed against sex workers.

NY Advocates Want Condoms Out of Prostitute Cases

HIV/AIDS | By Michael Virtanen | Apr 20
Advocates for sex workers want New York to become the first state to ban police officers from confiscating condoms as evidence in prostitution cases, saying it has a chilling effect on disease protection.

Art and Sex Along the New York Waterfront

Apr 3
"The Piers: Art and Sex along the New York Waterfront" is the first museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the uses of the Hudson River docks by artists and a newly emerging gay subculture.

Sex Workers and HIV/AIDS

HEALTH | By Annie Brown | Dec 1
Sex workers in Asia present one of the largest challenges in the fight against AIDS. A recent meeting in Bangkok set out to tackle the issue and find solutions.

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