We are a grassroots collective of Asian migrant sex & massage workers and allies, organizing transnationally.
We began our organizing in a fight for justice and police accountability, after the death of a Flushing massage worker, Yang Song, who was killed during a police raid in November 2017. We started as a project to provide legal support for her family and help her mother pay for healthcare expenses.
To this day, we heavily rely on applying for one-time grants every year to sustain our mutual aid and outreach efforts. We would like to fundraise additional $9K into our monthly recurring outreach operational cost, so that we can put more care into our services and make our programs more reliable and accessible to everyone.
On June 2, 1975, over 100 sex workers began an eight-day occupation at the Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France. They demanded the end of fines, stigma, police harassment, and the release of 10 sex workers who had been imprisoned a few days earlier for soliciting. June 2nd has since become a benchmark day for honoring sex workers all over the globe and recognizing their often-exploited working conditions.
This year, Kink Out is teaming up with Free Speech Coalition and Strippers United at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles to present:
INTERNATIONAL WH*RES’ DAY 2022 (LA)June 2, 2022 | 6–9pm PT
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (152 North Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
FREE, No RSVP necessary
MORE INFO HERE
On International Wh*res’ Day 2022, Los Angeles’ MOCA and Kink Out, in collaboration with Free Speech Coalition and Strippers United, are creating a space for sex worker rights orgs and allies to come together.
Hosted by Emcee Natalie ’NatsHoney’ Clark, our program features:
We are also supporting an NYC Event:
WH*RE DYNASTY (NYC)Hosted by G.L.I.T.S & Body Hack
June 2, 2022 | 7pm-4am ET
@ Nowadays (56-06 Cooper Ave. Ridgewood, NY 11385, USA)
$25 + fees // FREE for Trans Women
KO is excited to show and glow on the Nowadays dance floor with G.L.I.T.S. and Body Hack for their celebration, Wh*re Dynasty, marking IWD and acknowledging the loss of community members in 2021. It is also a fundraiser for G.L.I.T.S. (Gays & Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society). Admission to this event is free for Trans women.