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A Kiss for Gabriela now available to watch online!

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We are very happy to share that A Kiss for Gabriela is now available to watch online! If you’d like a copy of the DVD with all of the extras (many also available on our YouTube channel), please just send us an email. Enjoy the film! <3

Daspu Fashion Show at #OccupaMinc to mark Puta Dei

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Puta Dei – Brazil’s celebration of International Sex Workers’ Rights Day started first in Belém de Pará by GEMPAC in 2012 and currently celebrated by sex worker rights organizations throughout Brazil – illuminated the #OccupaMincRJ on July 2, 2016. #OccupaMincRJ is a cultural space of resistance against the coup and Temer government in Brazil. The evening, called, Fashion Rua (Street Fashion) was organized by Davida/Daspu, Transrevolução, the Prostitution Policy Watch and SlutWalk Rio featuring Daspu, Emporium by Almir França and models from …

Besos for Gabriela from PLAPERTS

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These AMAZING kisses were sent to us from equally amazing Latin American sex worker activists at the 2014 PLAPERTS (Latin American Platform of Sex Workers) meeting that had as its theme, “Con los sueños de Gabriela” (With Gabriela’s Dreams).  The kisses were given to us at the Observatório da Prostituição‘s course, “A Particular Revolution: The History of the Sex Worker Movement in Brazil” in November of 2015 (more about this soon!), by Betania Santos, sex worker activist and president of the organization, Mulheres …

SEX WORKER RIGHTS LEADERS GAINING TRACTION AT THE UN

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The human rights record of the United States will be reviewed next Monday May 11, 2015 as part of the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Derek Demeri and Monica Jones are reporting that their advocacy this week at the United Nations in Geneva is creating awareness amongst UN member states of the need to make a recommendation pertaining to sex worker rights during the UPR. “The issues that States are most interested in during our meetings are the impact …

This Tuesday! A Kiss for Gabriela at Purdue University with SWOP-Chicago!

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A Media Revolution: a convo with Rachel Aimee of $pread

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Rachel Aimee, co-founder and former editor of $pread magazine, took a pause from organizing the March 3rd release party for the forthcoming anthology $pread: The Best of the Magazine that Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution to speak to A KISS FOR GABRIELA about the book and its history. Rachel Aimee is one of the editors of the new book along with Eliyanna Kaiser and Audacia Ray. We are looking forward to getting our copy, please stay …

THICK! DARKIE! DARK.NUDE.STORYTELLERS!

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Writer, performer, philosopher and community organizer, The Incredible, Edible Akynos has long been challenging conservative views on sexuality and deconstructing racism and slut-shaming. We’ve attended some of her energetic programing at WOW cafe in New York City and had our minds blown. We want to share with the Kiss for Gabi community about these amazing new shows, and we want to shout all this from the rooftops too, but it is cold out there in New York City… snap up tickets …

Sex, Love and Money In Cambodia (book review)

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Today is December 17. Globally sex workers, allies of sex workers, and organizations of sex workers are calling for an end to violence. December 17 is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Today sex workers challenge the notion that the violence committed against them and their communities is acceptable. They also challenge notion that to engage in commercial sex is a form of violence in and of itself. They resist the imposition of simplistic frameworks and “victimization” of …

GET INVOLVED IN A PARTY AND CAUSE THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED

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Next SATURDAY, December 20th, A KISS FOR GABRIELA is thrilled to support a finishing funds party to support the documentary NO HUMAN INVOLVED at the Maysles Institute and Cinema in Harlem. This is an incredibly important film by amazing activist and film maker, PJ Starr, about why incarcerating people under harsh anti-prostitution policies must end. Please come, celebrate all that has been accomplished so far, have a glass of wine, enjoy music by DJ Bent and learn about learn about …

A KISS FOR GABI SHOWING ON DEC 17 (Philly & Maryland)

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A KISS FOR GABRIELA is proud to support the following events on December 17 (the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers) and hopes to learn about more events coming up for that date.  SWOP-Philly plans a screening for Wednesday December 17, 6.30 to 9 pm at the William Way Community Center. Entrance to the event is by sliding scale donation and includes a buffet catered by “Brother on a Budget/#Iamhuman”. SWOP MD will be showing a variety of films, …