In Memory December 17th 2016


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Next PROS Network Training- September 21, 6:30pm

PROS Network-Colorado (Providers and Resources Offering Services to sex workers) is a directory of direct service providers and legal, medical and mental health professionals who are capable of providing non-judgmental, client-centric and harm reduction-oriented services to individuals in the sex industry.

The purpose of the PROS Network is to connect individuals that by choice, circumstance or coercion, engage in sexual activities in exchange for money or other survival needs to non-judgmental and culturally appropriate services and resources, and create connections to improve information about providing professional support and care to individuals involved in the sex trade.

This is an open training on understanding and supporting individuals in the sex industry, for everyone who offers services to sex workers- doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, mental health professionals, lawyers, accountants and financial planners, social workers, shelters and people working with houseless or under-housed populations, etc. This training is free and should take about an hour. Once you have attended this training we can add you to our network!

Thank you so much to Survivors Organizing for Liberation (SOL) for providing the space for this training! SOL is located at 4130 Tejon St. in Denver.

Volunteer Opportunity: Street Outreach

SWOP Denver is seeking volunteers to help out with our street outreach program! We go out 3-4 Friday nights a month, approximately between 8-10pm but timing varies based on sunset and weather conditions. We would love volunteers who have experience with sex work or working in street economies, but if you are a sensitive ally you also qualify for this. Our primary goal during outreach is to deliver condoms, hygiene supplies and other harm reduction materials to survival sex workers and their communities. Even if you can only commit to one night a month we could really use some help! Email if you’re interested.

Sex Worker Rights are LGBTQ Rights!

This past Sunday, SWOP Denver marched in the annual Denver Pridefest parade! We had about 15 sex workers and allies show up for the march. While we would like to strongly state that we did not feel comfortable with the law enforcement presence at the parade, we also want to state that we were very  happy to be included in the parade and glad that the Center here in Colorado recognizes the intersections between LGBTQ rights and sex worker rights.

For more information on how LGBTQ and sex worker rights go hand in hand, visit some of these links.


Think Progress

Lambda Legal

And please enjoy these photos of us from the parade!13450792_1274491449235695_5821123942339258902_n IMG_2333 13442620_1271286572889516_8209955035119873356_o

Denver Health STD Clinic

We are very happy to announce that Denver Health’s STD clinic is now a member of our pros network! Their clinic offers sliding scale fees, and will not turn away patients who are unable to pay for services.

We would also like to thank them and Trojan for a very generous donation of a great deal of condoms for our street outreach efforts. Thanks for being an ally to the Denver and Colorado sex worker community, Denver Health!

SWOP Denver June 2016 Events

We have a variety of events happening this June that we’d love for y’all to come check out!

On June 2nd we will be hosting the second Denver SWOP Swap, a sex worker clothing exchange and social event. It will be held at the SOL offices, 4130 Tejon St. 80211- building is *off* Tejon and behind some other offices, from 6pm-9pm. Free food and clothes for all current sex workers in or visiting Denver. More information on this event can be found here.

On June 19th SWOP Denver will be marching in Denver’s annual Pridefest Parade! Meet us in Cheesman Park between 9am-9:30am- all sex workers, current and former, plus accomplices, friends and family are encouraged to march with us. We should be pretty easy to find- we’ll be the bunch with the red umbrellas and SWOP Denver banner 😀 More info on the parade can be found here.

And as always, we meet at the American Friends Service Committee offices, 901 W 14th Ave #7, Denver, CO 80204, at 6:30pm every third Tuesday. A general SWOP Denver meeting runs the gamut between discussing business, events and action plans, plus offering support and friendship to one another. Accomplices are also welcome in this space, but please do your best to be sensitive to the needs of any sex workers in this space. This month the meeting will be on June 21st.

We would love to see all of your smiling faces!

The Global Sex Worker Rights Movement and it’s Relation to Anti-Trafficking

When it comes to discussions of sex work vs. sex trafficking, there are a lot of problems with conflation between the two and misinformation about the motives of the sex worker rights movement. Many sex workers who are advocating for decrimalization and human rights are often accused of only advocating for those things out for their own self-interest, rather than what we believe is best for our community. Some opponents of sex worker rights even go so far as to call the rights movement the pimp lobby, in an attempt to further silence the voices of sex workers and marginalized communities.

The fact is that the sex worker rights movement is also very much against all forms of labor trafficking, sex trafficking and child exploitation. Not only that, but research has shown that sex worker organizations and other peer support groups have the best success in providing services to both trafficking victims and consensual sex workers.

SWOP Denver was pleased to have the opportunity to present on the Global Sex Worker Rights Movement and it’s Relation to Anti-Trafficking at Metro State University’s Anti-Trafficking course yesterday and today. The presentation covers the history of the sex worker rights movement over the past 45 years, in addition to some information on decriminalization vs. legalization and the spectrum of consent, circumstance and coercion.  A Google Drive copy of our presentation can be found here, and we can also provide a PDF of the presentation upon request.

We believe that survivors of trafficking are best served when sex workers and anti-trafficking groups can work together instead of against one another, whether that be through knowledge and skill sharing, or through teaming up to offer direct services. If you are interested in having SWOP Denver members give this presentation in your class or to members of your organization/ community, please contact us at We are also available for other education and peer outreach opportunities, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any ideas you may have for working with us. We look forward to meeting more of you and continuing our work in the Denver and Colorado sex worker communities!