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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers: In a civilized society, every person gets basic human rights

On Dec. 17 sex workers all over the world congregated to remember lives lost and assert their rights. International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, held each December for the past eleven years, is both a somber day and one of agitating for the basic human rights and respect that all people deserve. It’s…

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Sen. Dean Heller comes out for ENDA

Surprise, surprise, surprise. Nevada’s GOP Sen. Dean Heller has come out in favor of — and yesterday voted for — the national Employment Non Discrimination Act (or ENDA) legislation currently causing controversy in Congress. Indeed, he cited Nevada’s early adoption of a state-level ENDA — strengthened in recent legislative sessions to add better protections for…

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At the intersection of sex worker rights and human trafficking

Last week I sent SCS intern De’Liza Galimidi to the Sex Worker Rights Conference, held here in Las Vegas in a covert location. It was an ambitious assignment for even an experienced journalist. I’m proud to say that De’Liza handled it with maturity (and some help from her mom). Here are her thoughts after getting…

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Woman sexually assaulted by court marshall, arrested by same cop

*Trigger Warning: Sexual assault* What fresh hell is this? A court marshall in the Clark County courts (aka Las Vegas) is seen violating a woman’s civil rights after she accuses him of an improper body search and sexual assault. The judge presiding over the court TURNS HER BACK and plays with the victim’s two year-old…