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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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A Sex Work Festival!

July 14th-July 22nd

In conjunction with the San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival, SWOP, and the St. James Infirmary, Desiree Alliance will be participating in the first biennial Sex Worker Convergence cosponsored by ISWFACE, SWOP, BAYSWAN, and COYOTE.

For Desiree Conference info, click here.

For call for entries to:
Desiree Conference, click here.
Sex Work Film and Arts Fest, click here.
"We, Asian Sex Workers," click here (PDF).

Convergence Event Schedule

Saturday, July 14th

SWOP: Sex Workers Outreach Project presents Sex Work Enthusiasts Education and Training (SWEET) Johns' School!

Saturday, July 14th

8pm-10pm: "We Asian Sex Workers" JOHN SCHOOL FIELD TRIP
9pm sharp:
"We Asian Sex Workers" art show: "Will she or Won't she love me long time?" Asian Prostitute Sensitivity Training by Mariko Passion, MSW. General admission $5, providers admitted free. Gallery/window hours continue 'til MIDNIGHT!

Sunday July 15

OPENING reception 7pm: "We Asian Sex Workers" art show "Sex Slaves and Happy Endings" PANEL 8pm, Gallery/window hours continue 'til MIDNIGHT!

Monday, July 16

"We Asian Sex Workers" art show Gallery/window hours 7pm-12am

Tuesday, July 17th

Sex Workers Outreach Project holds the SWOP-USA National Conference

Tuesday, July 17th-21st

Erotic Service Providers Union attends Labor School!

Wednesday, July 18th

Wednesday night PARTY & PERFORMANCES $10: "We Asian Sex Workers"

Thursday, July 19th-20th

Desiree Alliance presents a conference:

"Sex Work: Culture, Policy, and Benefits
Exploring the Lives of Sex Workers and their Diverse Realities"
click here

Friday, July 20th-22nd

San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival:

  • Friday, July 20th: Roaming Hookerfest  at various locations on San Francisco streets

  • Friday night, July 20th: DJ Darby and others will entertain us at a party (location TBA) after 'the roaming hookerfest'

  • Friday night, July 20th: 7pm-12am Mobile Film Festival stops by: "We Asian Sex Workers"

  • Saturday, July 21st: Movies at the Roxie

  • Sunday, July 22nd: Party at Somarts featuring Shawna Virago and more!

  • Sunday, July 22nd: Sex on Wheels presented in conjunction with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

  • Sunday, July 22: Soju & Sushi Closing Reception: "We Asian Sex Workers"

And much, much more! Keep checking back for updates!

For those needing to share a ride or room with someone, please fill out this form: Ride and Room Share Information

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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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