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Diversity Statement

The Desiree Alliance conference organizers are committed to support for representation and inclusiveness of cultural, racial, economic, age, and gender identity. Please read our Diversity Statement and join our efforts to build a respectful, diverse, and strong sex worker movement.


Legislators of this century have continued to fail to realise that prostitutes are not a special breed of women with compulsions to indulge in criminal behaviour... socially, culturally and psychologically prostitute women pursue lifestyles little different to the millions of other single working women, wives and mothers in the... community. Popular mythology keeps prostitute women separated from other women in people's minds, while the law, founded as it is in 19th century puritanism, keeps them separated in the social order.

-Working girls: prostitutes, their life and social control by Roberta Perkins


Initiatives to “end demand” for prostitution harm women and undermine service programs!

 End Demand Fact Sheet

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The Desiree Alliance presents

"Re-visioning Prostitution Policy: Creating Space for Sex Worker Rights and Challenging Criminalization"

Sponsored by the Desiree Alliance in conjunction with BAYSWAN, SWOP-USA, COYOTE, Best Practices Policy Project, in collaboration with University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Sociology and Department of Women's Studies and the Women's Research Institute of Nevada July 9-12 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada

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Join us to benefit The Desiree Alliance with FUNKALISCIOUS! A Scrumptuous Night of Funk and Debauchery

A coalition of sex workers, social scientists, professional sex educators, health professionals and their supporting networks held a conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 9-12, 2006. 

This conference brought together sex workers and sex worker advocates and allies interested in working toward decriminalization of prostitution in the U.S., and provided training/networking resources for advocates, created spaces for dialogue among workers and between workers, supporters, academics and policy makers, attempted to identified workers' most pressing needs, and enabled collaboration on strategies for social and political change on local, state, and national levels. The focus was to develop strategies and skills for ending the criminalization of sex work and sex workers. The goal was to empower sex workers and their advocates/allies with the knowledge, strength, confidence, and capacity to put these practices into action. 

The Desiree Alliance conference organizers arere committed to support for representation and inclusiveness of cultural, racial, economic, age, and gender identity. Please read our Diversity Statement and join our efforts to build a respectful, diverse, and strong sex worker movement.

We've been approved as a project for Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs so we can now receive tax-deductible contributions.

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Desiree Alliance
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Desiree Alliance is a coalition of sex workers, health professionals, social scientists, professional sex educators and their supporting networks. We seek to encourage a better understanding of human sexuality by promoting ethical and unbiased research into sexual subcultures; to promote saner and more sensible approaches to policies relating to adult sexual health and behavior. We use this information to educate and empower the public to have healthy and rational attitudes about sexuality.

Desiree Alliance is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit.


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