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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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Desiree Alliance, along with our sponsors*,
is pleased to announce that our National Sex Worker Conference:

"Working Sex: Power, Practice, and Politics"

held in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, July 25th to 30th, 2010 was a great success!

Please see our presentation abstracts list by clicking here.

Here are our speakers' bios.

Tim Barnett's documents:

1. His powerpoint presentation
2. New Zealand Prostitution Law Reform Act Summary (doc)
3. Sex Work and the Law: The Case for Decriminalization (pdf)

Our Keynote Speeches are Live!

2010 Sponsors

BAYSWAN, Best Practices Policy Project (BPPP), Center for Sex and Culture (CSC), Erotic Heritage Museum, Harm Reduction Coalition, International Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture and Education (ISWFACE), Progressive Leadership Alliance Nevada (PLAN), St. James Infirmary, Sex Work Awareness, SWOP USA, SWOP Tucson, SWOP LV, SWOP Chicago, SWOP NorCal, SWOP Santa Cruz, The Sex Workers Project, Sin City Chamber of Commerce (SCCC), $pread Magazine

Our supporters:

Amanda Brooks's Internet Escort's Handbook

Exotic Dancer Net

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Desiree Alliance Conference General Fund

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We greatly appreciate all contributions of any amount. As you can imagine producing a national conference is very expensive, Our registration fees are very low to encourage attendance from diverse communities, so we rely on the support of volunteers and contributors like you.Thank you so much for supporting the Desiree Alliance Conference!


Desiree Alliance 2008 Conference

Desiree Alliance 2007 Conference Feedback!
"I have never in my life experienced such energy!"

What people are saying about the '06 conference...
"I can't say thanks enough. This was life changing-I'll be at the next 
one if time, money, and the universe allows!!!!"

Desiree BLOG '06

Past Conferences



Past conferences

"Pulling Back the Sheets: Sex, Work, and Social Justice"
July 16-20, Chicago
Conference 2008 :: CFP 2008
Schedule 2008 :: Speakers' List 2008

Logistics 2008

"Sex Work: Culture, Policy, and Benefits; Exploring the Lives of Sex Workers and their Diverse Realities"
July 14-27, San Francisco
Convergence 2007 :: CFP 2007
Schedule 2007 :: Speakers' List 2007

Logistics 2007

"Re-visioning Prostitution Policy: Creating Space for Sex Worker Rights and Challenging Criminalization"
July 9-12, Las Vegas
Conference 2006 :: CFP 2006
Schedule 2006 :: Speakers' List 2006
Logistics 2006



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.

We are a fiscally sponsored nonprofit project for Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs so we can receive tax-deductible contributions.*

You can donate by visiting the link below. It's important to ensure that you type in "Desiree Alliance" as the project name when filling out your credit card information.

Your credit card statement will only say "Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs."

If you prefer to donate by check or money order, you can send mail to:

Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
22231 Mulholland Hwy Suite 209
Calabasas, CA 91302

Checks/money orders must be made payable to SEE with Desiree Alliance in the memo.

All contributors who give more than $50 will receive a thank you note and tax-deduction voucher directly from SEE. 

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The Desiree Alliance is a diverse, volunteer-based, sex worker-led network of organizations, communities, and individuals across the US working in harm reduction, direct services, political advocacy, and health services for sex workers. We provide leadership and create space for sex workers and supporters to come together to advocate for human, labour, and civil rights for all workers in the sex industry.

*Donations: Desiree Alliance is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Please make checks payable to SEE/Desiree Alliance. If you are donating by credit card, please note that Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, or a variation of SEE, will show up on your credit card statement. Your donation is tax deductible.

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