Friday, May 01, 2015
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
New York City -- universal beacon for gays and lesbians, right? Maybe, but ask some people how safe they feel on the streets, and they'll say, not very. Especially transgender women of color, who speak of constant harassment, threats and actual violence.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Meena Seshu, founder and Secretary General of SANGRAM, an Indian NGO, talks about working to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating and empowering sex workers. In 2006, SANGRAM received international attention when workers refused to sign the U.S. government’s anti-prostitution pledge, choosing to return funding rather than turn their back on sex workers. Last month the Supreme Court ruled that this U.S. government policy requirement is unconstitutional because it violates free speech rights. Seshu talks about the impact of the ruling.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
As the investigation continues into a possible serial killer on Long Island that led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains, sex workers who fear turning to authorities to report crimes say they have methods of trying to prevent against victimization.