Stories about Prostitution

Screen Grabs: ‘5 Blocks’ delves into Mid-Market development quandary

Many everyday things have been notable for their absence during the shutdown, so something that stood out was construction—because it never seemed to stop, even on the residential level...

Screen Grabs: Homage to a gorgeous legend + 2019’s best films

We’ve gotten to the point where icons of the 1960s are now dying off of old age, and last month that number was joined by Anna Karina, who passed...

Lesbian history finally takes center stage in ‘The Daughters’

The first act of The Daughters, a comedy by Patricia Cotter (at the San Francisco Playhouse through November 2), imagines the Daughters of Bilitis’ first meeting in 1955. The DOB was...

Supes want to crack down on massage businesses

The Board of Supes Land Use Committee approved stricter rules for massage establishments despite opposition from both therapeutic massage businesses and sex-worker advocates who said it would further drive...

Appeals court considers challenge to prostitution laws

On Oct. 19, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case aimed at overturning California’s anti-prostitution laws. It will be a matter of weeks or...

Will the courts legalize sex work?

A sex-worker advocacy group has filed what could be a dramatic precedent-setting appeal in federal court, seeking a ruling that would overturn the laws against prostitution. The case is based...

Dem Party Chair Mary Jung’s sex-work hypocrisy

Truth is a pretty fungible commodity during election season, and we all give candidates a little slack. But an oped in today’s Examiner by the chair of the local...

Some Mother’s Daughter: Fighting the criminalization of sex workers

Imagine a woman goes missing and no one looks for her. There’s no inquiry, no need for forensics, and no further investigation required. In fact, the police officers involved...

Move to overturn prostitution laws advances, for now

A federal judge has asked for additional briefings on a case that raises a profound question – are the laws against prostitution unconstitutional? – and the legal moves indicate...

Homeland Security: The new morals police?

Are we going back to the days when the cops raided queer clubs and harassed street queens? by Tommi Avicolli Mecca AUGSUST 31, 2015 -- “What the hell?!” I screamed at...