History

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2016

Supported and served as a vendor at the BBW Plus Size Convention held in Las Vegas.

Participated in, provided resources for, and spoke at the first “No More Shame” University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) SlutWalk.

2015

Focused on maintaining momentum and continuing to host and show up for local events.

2014

Invited speaker on the British-American Project conference panel, “The Business of Sex.”

Launched new website with support from Vegas GiveCamp.

Invited member of Nevada Teen Health and Safety Coalition, a project of ACLU of Nevada.

Invited member of Southern Nevada HIV Prevention Planning Group (HPPG), a project of Southern Nevada Health District.

Co-director, Jennifer Reed spoke on KNPR State of Nevada radio about the Urban Institute’s sex industry study.

2013

SWOP-USA granted 501(c)3 non-profit status.

Hosted the Desiree Alliance national sex worker conference and organized a panel on policy advocacy.

Co-organized the Sexy and Safe Healthcare Days to help sex workers and their families learn more about and sign up for health insurance with the new options under the Affordable Care Act.

Tabled at Transgender Day of Remembrance at The LGBTQ Center of Las Vegas.

2012

Held first Red Umbrella Diaries sex worker storytelling event in Las Vegas with support from Red Umbrella Project.

2011

Received the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award; helped to draft plus and pass a resolution on Sex Work.

Co-organized and spoke at SlutWalk Las Vegas at the Erotic Heritage Museum.

Co-director, Jenny Heineman appeared on Nevada political TV about legalizing prostitution (begins at 8:30).

Featured in National Geographic documentary, Sex for Sale: American Escort.

2010

Hosted the Desiree Alliance national sex worker conference.

Tabled at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Take Back the Night.

2009

Tabled at Sin City Chamber of Commerce BBQ & Golf Tournament at Chicken Ranch Brothel.

2008

Hosted social event with world-renowned sex work researcher from the UK, Teela Sanders.

2007

Held first workshops for sex workers (e.g., taxes & financial planning, accessing health care).

2006

SWOP Las Vegas was established as a chapter.

2003

SWOP-USA was founded.

In addition to hosting the annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, SWOP-Las Vegas is proud to have developed partnerships with local organizations such as Gender Justice Nevada, ACLU of Nevada, GetEQUAL Nevada, The LGBTQ Center of Las VegasProgressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), Southern Nevada National Organization for Women (NOW), and the Erotic Heritage Museum.

We are honored to be sought out for numerous media interviews and appearances, participate in invited educational events throughout the community including at UNLV, and remain involved in local, state, and national political advocacy work.
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* SWOP-Las Vegas’s fiscal sponsor is SWOP-USA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions to SWOP are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax receipts are available upon request.