Stories about Sex Work

Out of the Crate: The proper tools

Out of the Crate is our monthly column that takes a look into the fluid world of new vinyl releases, including reissues, compilations, and...

Screen Grabs: What’s a long weekend? It’s staycation stream time

It’ll be odd to have a Memorial Day weekend under quarantine—or one without, presumably, the usual exodus of city dwellers to other destinations—but there...

Indiefest electrifies with punk and sci-fi royalty, surreal thrillers, local debuts

SF Indiefest (Wed/29-February 13) may not look backward a great deal, but when it does, it has to be the right fit for a festival...

The Street Sheet: 30 years of journalism by and for homeless people

  Since 2001, I’ve been involved with Street Sheet in some capacity — at first as a freelancer, and now as a sort-of managing editor...

‘Disasterama!’ chronicles SF’s wild, lost queer underground

A certain queer generation has come of memoir age—which is a bit bracing (read: terrifying) for those of us who survived the '80s and...

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

On Saturday afternoon, eight Democratic presidential hopefuls appeared for MoveOn’s “Big Ideas Forum” in San Francisco. Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Beto O’Rourke,...

The Democrats come to town: Convention preview

For weekend convention coverage, follow 48 Hills on Twitter: www.twitter.com/48hills and Facebook: www.facebook.com/48hills The California Democratic Party convention will take over Moscone Center this weekend – and...

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...

Sex workers organize national anti-SESTA/FOSTA protests Saturday

It's been three months since the passage of SESTA/FOSTA, the new law purportedly intended to curb sex-trafficking, which makes website owners liable for any...

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...