Sex Worker Resources

SJI Occupational Health & Safety Manual 3rd Edition (2010)
This handbook is a must have for sex workers and our allies in the community! The first half of the book is devoted to harm reduction, health, safety and legal rights, and the second half has information for 720 local, national and international resources relevant to the lives of sex workers.You can still buy this book NOW…in hard copy.

SJI Occupational Health & Safety Manual 2nd Edition (2004)
This handbook is a virtual one-stop resource guide, with a list of over 300 social service and government agencies in the Bay Area and a comprehensive list of sex worker organization across the globe.

December 17th
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.  A list of December 17th vigils and events globally.

Annie Sprinkle
Former board member of St. James Infirmary.  A true sex work hero.

Home of the Prostitutes’ Education Network and St. James Infirmary advisory board member Carol Leigh.

Big Susies (Canada)
List of sex worker organizations based in Canada and other resources and useful information.

Center for Sex and Culture
Non-judgmental, sex positive sexuality education and community center based in San Francisco, co-founded by Dr. Carol Queen and Dr. Robert Lawrence.

Community Initiative for Health & Safety
Sex Worker Toolkit, includes tools for sex workers, family, businesses, community and more.

COYOTE (Call Off Your Old, Tired Ethics)
One of the original US-based sex worker rights organizations, founded in 1970 by St. James Infirmary’s founder Margo St. James.

Exotic Dancers’ Alliance
Addressing the lack of civil, human and labor rights on behalf of exotic dancers and other sex industry workers.  Co-founded by Johanna Breyer, MSW & Dawn Passar, MFA, also co-founders of St. James Infirmary.

On-line sex worker community, and “bad date list” for members only.

Desiree Alliance
A diverse, volunteer-based, 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.

Assisting female, male, and transgender individuals engaging in sex work in Washington, DC in leading healthy lives.

Information Zine by, for and about men in the sex industry

International Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture and Education

Life Long Medical
A clinic for low-income people in Oakland.

Naomi Azriel, MFT
A former volunteer and staff counselor at the St. James Infirmary, Naomi offers a judgment-free space for all sex workers in her psychotherapy practice. She specializes in supporting sex-workers and other sexual outlaws around issues of intimacy, connection, safety and self-actualization.

Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)
An international organisation for promoting sex workers’ health and human rights, with member organizations in more than 40 countries.  Publisher of Research for Sex Work.

Prostitutes of Ottawa/Gatineau Work Educate and Resist.  They have some amazing downloadable resources.

San Francisco City Clinic
Friends of St. James Infirmary.

San Francisco Sex Information
Provides free, confidential, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex and reproductive health, as well trains community sex educators.

San Francisco Task Force on Prostitution
Read the Final Report Submitted to the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, California, March 1996.

Scarlet Alliance
Australian Sex Workers Association.

Scarlet Men
Australian Male Sex Workers.

Sexpert of Finland
Lady Johan’s Safe Sex Guide

$pread magazine
A national magazine by and for sex workers.

Sex workers’ organization situated in Cape Town, South Africa.

Sex Workers’ Outreach Project
A national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy.