W: FKA TWIGS AND KEHLANI START A CRUCIAL CONVERSATION ABOUT SEX WORK

It’s widely acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic has hit some workers, like those in the retail and service industries, harder than others. But that list rarely includes another profession…


SYFY WIRE: SFSX IS CHANGING SEX WORK REPRESENTATION IN COMICS

The opening pages of SFSX read like a queer, sex-positive dream. The wide range of human sexuality is on display with couplings and groupings that run the gender expression gamut. A neon sign…


VICE: How to Find a Sex-Positive Therapist

Layla, a 30ish queer sub who enjoys domination by her partners—her name has been changed for her privacy—has been in therapy for about five years. She first sought therapy when she divorced a…


AUTOSTRADDLE: Can Queer Businesses Survive COVID-19? Here’s How Some Are Trying

I couldn’t tell what caused my tears first, now turning cold in the salt air. Was it the glare off the Pacific Ocean, one of the few places close to my home that felt both beautiful and accessible…


PORTLAND MONTHLY: This Meal Delivery Service Provides Healthy Food to Portland’s Sex Workers

We’ve all heard it: “Portland has more strip clubs per capita than any other city in America.” With twice as many strip clubs as public restrooms, the City of Roses boasts everything from intimate…


THE NEW YORK TIMES: Trump Administration Erases Transgender Civil Rights Protections in Health Care

The Trump administration on Friday finalized a regulation that will erase protections for transgender patients against discrimination by doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies, a move…


DAZED: ‘No Justice, No Booty’: The Strippers Striking for Racial Equality

It’s a sunny Wednesday afternoon in Portland, and chants of “no justice, no booty” ring out as a group of strippers in patent platform boots march through the city. Holding signs that read, ‘Hire…


KINK WEEKLY: Kink in the Time of COVID

I would be hard pressed to find something less sexy than a global pandemic. Between heightened emotions, tremendous fear, heartbreaking tragedy and social isolation, we have been thrown into a world…


ADVOCATE: Vulnerable LGBTQ+ Sex Workers Targeted Again by Politicians

The modern queer liberation movement began 51 years ago with the Stonewall Riots, where Black and Brown LGBTQ+ consensual sex workers and homeless youth demanded a space to congregate and freely…


BITCH MEDIA: Love No Limit, Masturbation Opens Women up to Power, Play, and Pleasure

Pleasure is a human right; sexual pleasure is natural, not nasty; and self-pleasure (through masturbation) is a radical act, especially for women. Because I so deeply believe in these ideals, I spend…