TEXAS PUBLIC CHARITY SECTION 501(c)(3)
The DC Trans Coalition found that 23% of Black transgender people were physically or sexually assaulted by police because they were perceived to be transgender and involved in the sex trade. Another report, Meaningful Work, found that nearly 40% of Black and Black Multiracial transgender folks who have experience exchanging sex were subjected to pervasive harassment, violence, and arrest.
When violence is committed against sex workers, police often refuse to investigate. In Los Angeles, Black sex workers were targeted for nearly three decades. Police officers responded by coding case files “No Human Involved.” Sex workers remain targeted and shamed, and Black women continue to feel the brunt of it—of the 41 sex workers murdered in the United States in 2015, 17 were Black and 12 were transgender women.
If you engage in survival sex work in Dallas or surrounding counties, or know someone who does, we have kits readily available with the necessities needed to ensure a clean working environment.
Meeting people where they are and offering them necessities needed to ensure a clean std free working environment.
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence.
The main challenges that sex workers face are the criminalized status of sex work in the United States and associated stigma that results in direct and institutional violence against sex workers.