June 5th, 2009–St. James Turns 10

Like many non-profit organizations in San Francisco, St. James Infirmary has recently suffered mid-year budget cuts from our City and State contracts, and there may be additional cuts in July. While these budget cuts threaten our services to the sex worker community, they have also provided us with the motivation to become creative in our […]

St. James does RenegadeCast

In 2008, Naomi, Melissa, Robyn, and Sadie began working on RenegadeCast together. This episode is the first from that collaboration, recorded at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Robyn and Melissa talk about what it was like to meet sex worker activists from around the world, what we’ve learned from advocacy groups in Latin […]

International Sex Worker Rights Day

The 3rd of March is International Sex Worker Rights Day. The day originated in 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival. The organizers, Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group whose membership consists of somewhere upwards of 50,000 sex workers and members of their communities. Sex worker […]