St. James Infirmary
St. James Infirmary is a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers of all genders. They work to increase access to primary healthcare and social services for Sex Workers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, formalize communication and collaboration among individuals and agencies who serve Sex Workers to better serve our community and promote peer-based public health initiatives on behalf of Sex Workers, which may be used as a model for improving occupational health and safety standards and developing comprehensive medical and social services for Sex Workers around the world.
Bay Area Workers Support (BAWS)
Bay Area advocates that work for the health, safety and livelihoods of sex workers in the wake of Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act and Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (FOSTA/SESTA) legislation. These laws took away the online marketplace where workers advertise and vet their clients. Because sex work and sex trafficking are continuously conflated this severely hurts sex workers while doing little to actually prevent exploitation or “trafficking” in the sex trade. While the government is busy legislating against sex workers, BAWS is organizing their community resources, skill-sets, knowledge and power to set up community care systems.
SWOP Behind Bars
A national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of people who face discrimination from the criminal justice system due to the stigma associated with the sex industry. They advocate for the full decriminalization of adult consensual sex work and ending cash bail.
Survivors Against SESTA
While this group has stopped organizing, the website hosts many great resources for sex workers and for readers interested in learning more about sex work, criminalization and specifically how SESTA/FOSTA has impacted workers.
The San Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film & Arts Festival
This has been a forum for sex worker film and video makers since 1999. The Festival has since expanded to become a vibrant venue for performances, workshops, visual arts, political organizing, skills sharing and ever expanding events for sex workers from San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and around the world. The Sex Worker Festival recognizes and honors prostitutes, dancers, porn performers and other sex workers from diverse communities that have been dynamic and integral members of arts communities since time immemorial.
Website that compiles analysis of issues impacting sex workers and information for sex workers.
US PROS Collective
The US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) is a multiracial network of women who work or have worked in different areas of the sex industry. Founded in 1982, US PROS campaigns for the decriminalization of prostitution and for justice, protection and resources so that no woman, young person or man is forced into prostitution through poverty or violence.