Closing the Backpage

The Continuing Pogrom against Sex Workers

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The censorship of Backpage's adult services section is just the most recent set-back in the long march toward economic freedom for women. In a twist, trafficking victim advocates say this move will do far more harm then good, removing an important tool from investigator's toolboxes. Prohibition on consensual sex work disproportionately effects the most vulnerable in society - and it needs to end.

The Impact of Amy Bleuel

A Champion Passes

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Activist and cultural icon Amy Bleuel passed away on March 23rd at age 31. The founder of Project Semicolon, Bleuel's work provided an outlet for expressions of hope and solidarity for those suffering from suicidal ideation, their loved ones, and allies. As this work has been significant to so many, her suicide has deeply impacted those to whom she has been an inspiration. Her legacy lives on in the continuing work of her organization.