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Desprotegidas. Controladas en exceso por la policía. Invisibilizadas. Las trabajadoras sexuales LGBT importan.

En este trabajo se explora ICRSE rueda de las diversas experiencias y realidades de los trabajadores sexuales LGBT y la intersección de los derechos LGBT y los derechos de las trabajadoras sexuales. Se pide también al movimiento LGBT para construir una alianza con los profesionales del sexo y sus organizaciones y apoyar activamente los derechos de los trabajadores del sexo y la despenalización del trabajo sexual.

A Coalition of Sex Work Organisations in Quito, Ecuador Resist Displacement from the City

Quito has many organisations of sex workers, including "Por un Futuro Mejor" association with 280 members, "Esperanza Futuro" with more than 60 members, and "1° de Mayo" with more than 60 partners. In April they created a coalition to engage in dialogue with national and municipal authorities. The municipality has proposed to displace sex workers outside of the city, including the Cantera brothel in the historic district of Quito. The municipality would like to move sex workers from outdoor and visible locations into indoor and private locations.

Desiree Alliance Conference in New Orleans from 10-15 of July

The Desiree Alliance Conference is an event many sex workers and allies attend if they are capable of travelling to and within the United States. It is an opportunity to network, skill share, learn and advocate for the rights of sex workers. This year’s conference is from 10-15 July, 2016 in New Orleans. The preliminary conference schedule is available here.

Sex Workers in Ecuador Protest Working Hours

On the 26th of May, 2016 in Machala, Ecuador a meeting took place with the Governor, local authorities, brothel owners, leaders of the Asociación 22 de Junio, Flor de Azalea, PLAPERTS Ecuador and 80 female sex workers. There was a protest to reject the new schedule for the tolerance zones for sex work. The proposed schedule would only allow for sex work to occur from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 20:00.

La Pornographie Axée sur les PerformeurSEs : un Exemple des Droits des TravailleurSEs du Sexe

En Australie, certains actes sexuels dans la pornographie sont considérés comme offensants et dégradants dans le droit pénal. Zahra Stardust montre comment les performeurSEs-réalisateurRICEs résistent à la classification du gouvernement et les lois pénales en se livrant à l'activisme pour les droits des travailleurSEs du sexe à travers la création d'espaces centrés sur les performeurSEs et en instaurant des pratqiues exemplaires en matières de normes du travail. Cet article a été publié dans le cadre de Research for Sex Work 15: Résistance et Résilience.

Performer-Centred Pornography as Sex Workers' Rights: Developing Labour Standards in a Criminalised Context

In Australia, certain sexual acts performed in pornography are deemed offensive and degrading in criminal law. Zahra Stardust demonstrates how performer-producers are resisting government classification and criminal laws by engaging in sex workers' rights activism through creating performer-centered spaces and pioneering best practices labour standards. This article was published as a part of Research for Sex Work 15: Resistance and Resilience.

Résistance à Travers la Résilience: la Recherche Communautaire dirigée par les Personnes Transgenres et les TravailleurSEs du Sexe aux Étas-Unis

Dans cet article, Sharmus Outlaw, Jill McCracken, et Penelope Saunders donnent un aperçu du rapport Nothing About Us, Without Us: Sex Work, HIV, Policy, and Organizing. Il aborde les expériences des personnes transgenres qui sont également travailleurSEs du sexe – ou qui sont perçues comme telles – et démontre l’incidence des politiques actuelles en matière de VIH/sida sur plusieurs groupes qui sont souvent réduits au silence et exclus des débats.

Resisting Through Resilience: US Transgender and Sex Worker-Led Community Based Research

In this article, Sharmus Outlaw, Jill McCracken, and Penelope Saunders provide an overview of the report Nothing About Us, Without Us: Sex Work, HIV, Policy, and Organizing. It focuses on the experiences of transgender people who are also sex workers or are profiled as sex workers and reveals how current 
HIV policies impact groups of people who are often silenced and excluded from policy debates. It is a joint project with Best Practices Policy Project and Desiree Alliance. This article was published as a part of Research for Sex Work 15: Resistance and Resilience.