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Canadian Court Strikes Down Anti-Prostitution Laws

By Charmaine Noronha | Friday Dec 20, 2013
Canada’s highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws in their entirety Friday, including against keeping a brothel.

The 11th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Dec 16, 2013
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.

Hip-hop Extends Support to Famed DJ Mister Cee

By Jonathan Landrum | Thursday Sep 26, 2013
When DJ Mister Cee - one of hip-hop’s pioneering DJs - confessed in a tearful interview to having same-sex encounters with transvestite prostitutes, one of most vulnerable moments came when he said: "Am I still going to be looked at the same way?"

Accused Walmart Prostitute Accepts Plea Deal

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Aug 5, 2013
An employee of an upstate New York Walmart, arrested on a prostitution charge for allegedly soliciting sexual favors inside the store where he worked, has accepted a deal and plead guilty to disorderly conduct.

China Asks if "Happy Ending" Services Are Illegal

By Gillian Wong | Saturday Jun 29, 2013
China’s law enforcers are having an unusually public debate about a delicate topic: Do paid sexual services known as "happy endings" at massage parlors count as crimes if they don’t involve actual sexual intercourse?

Woman Describes Berlusconi’s Bunga Bunga Parties

By Colleen Barry | Friday May 17, 2013
Silvio Berlusconi’s private disco featured not only aspiring show girls performing striptease acts as sexy nuns and nurses, but also dressed as President Barack Obama and a prominent Milan prosecutor.

SFPD Backtracks on Condoms

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Thursday Jan 24, 2013
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is keeping a ban on documenting condoms as evidence of prostitution temporary for now, based on an agreement between the offices of the district attorney and public defender.

Surh to Issue Bulletin on Condoms

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Wednesday Jul 11, 2012
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr has announced that condoms will no longer be confiscated as evidence of prostitution by officers.

SFPD Condom Practices Questioned

By Seth Hemmelgarn (contribution by Matthew S. Bajko) | Friday Jun 22, 2012
There appears to be confusion at the San Francisco Police Department over whether condoms should be used as evidence of prostitution. There have been indirect reports over the years of police taking condoms from people suspected of prostitution, including

Greece Arrests 17 HIV-Positive Women in Brothels

By Derek Gatopoulos | Thursday May 3, 2012
Greek authorities announced the arrest Wednesday of 17 HIV-positive women who allegedly worked illegally as prostitutes, accusing them of intentionally causing serious bodily harm.