Partners

Our Partner Organizations

Desiree Alliance works with many organizations to host events and foster capacity-building among sex worker organizers.

Harm Reduction Coalition
“The Harm Reduction Coalition is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use. HRC advances policies and programs that help people address the adverse effects of drug use including overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, addiction, and incarceration. We recognize that the structures of social inequality impact the lives and options of affected communities differently, and work to uphold every individual’s right to health and well-being, as well as in their competence to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.”

PONY (Prostitutes of New York)
“PONY is a support and advocacy group for all people in the sex industry. We welcome all current or former sex workers. PONY advocates the decriminalization of prostitution. PONY provides legal and health referrals to sex workers. PONY also encourages members to recommend¬† professionals who provide quality service to sex workers. PONY works to bring all people from different areas of the sex industry together, and encourage all people who sell sex or profit from sex to learn about the diversity of their industry, to promote professional standards within their sector, and to learn more about the history of the world’s oldest profession (and its allied industries).”

Power Inside
Power Inside is a multidisciplinary program that is committed to building self-sufficiency and preventing incarceration among women and families in Baltimore through direct client services, advocacy, leadership development and public education.”

$pread Magazine
“We believe that all sex workers have a right to self-determination; to choose how we make a living and what we do with our bodies. We aim to build community and destigmatize sex work by providing a forum for the diverse voices of individuals working in the sex industry.”

St. James Infirmary
“St. James Infirmary offers free, confidential, nonjudgmental medical and social services for female, transgendered, and male sex workers. We are the first occupational safety and health clinic for sex workers anywhere run by and for sex workers!”

Sex Worker Action New yorK (SWANK)
“is a group of radical, current and former sex workers who are committed to building community and providing support to sex workers and our allies. We identifity as sex-positive, gender-inclusive, radical, queer-positive, kink and BDSM-friendly, critical of capitalism (though not necessarily anti-capitalist). We are opposed to and don’t tolerate any form of oppression, including but not limited to: stigmatization, stereotyping, homophobia, racism, ageism, sizeism, transphobia, sexism, and patriarchy.”

Woodhull Foundation for Sexual Freedom
“The Woodhull Freedom Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to advance sexual freedom as a fundamental human right by protecting and advancing freedom of speech and sexual expression. WFF promotes sexuality as a positive personal, social and moral value through research, advocacy, activism, education and outreach.”

Is your organization interested in becoming a partner or member of the Alliance? Please email us at info@desireealliance.org. Membership means you and/or your organization believe in our mission statement below:

The Desiree Alliance is a diverse,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.

Our member organizations include, but are not limited to:

Sex Workers’ Outreach Project, USA (SWOP-USA)

SWOP-NOLA
SWOP-Portland
SWOP-NorCal
SWOP-SoCal
SWOP Tuscon
SWOP-LV (also SCAPA)
SWOP East
SWOP  Chicago
SWOP Michigan

Best Practices Policy Project

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Bay Area Sex Workers’ Advocacy Network

Veronica Monet

COYOTE

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