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Oct 15: Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

a roundtable discussion with Beatriz Preciado, and José Muñoz & Avital Ronell

Tuesday, October 15 6:30 to 8 pm

Beatriz Preciado, History of the Body, Gender Theory, and History of Performance, University of Paris 8

José Muñoz, Performance Studies, New York [...]

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

On December 17, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Marks One Year Since Bodies Discovered on Gilgo Beach

Saturday, December 17 2 to 4 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan 164 West 100th Street near Amsterdam Avenue 1, 2, or 3 train to 96th Street.

Organized by sex worker support and advocacy [...]

Can Sexual Orientation Be Changed? How a Clinical Question Became a Culture Wars Issue

Friday, December 9 1 to 2:30 pm

Jack Drescher, M.D.

Training and Supervising Analyst, William Alanson White Institute Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University President, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association [...]

The DSK Scandal: Transatlantic Reflections on Sex, Law, and Politics

Thursday & Friday, December 1 & 2

Cardozo School of Law (55 Fifth Avenue) Institute of French Studies, New York University, at La Maison Française of NYU (16 Washington Mews)

With the co-sponsorship of IRIS (CNRS/EHESS) & Faculty of Law, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, and the support of UMI Transitions (CNRS/NYU)

Co-organized by Éric [...]

Red Umbrella Diaries Examines the Demand Side of Sex Industry

As our city gears up to launch a major campaign against johns, sex worker storytellers at the Red Umbrella Diaries share their thoughts about the demand side of their business and dish about their clients. With Lambda Award winning author Amber Dawn, plus Nancy Ava Miller and Miss Shannon Lee. Hosted by Audacia Ray.

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Excerpts from Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty in the Face of Invisibility

Excerpts from Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty in the Face of Invisibility

Presented by the Storytelling & Performance Series + NYU Pride Month October 27, Thursday 7 pm Rosenthal Pavilion Kimmel Center 10th Floor 60 Washington Square South

This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. See you there!

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Framing Responsibility: HIV and the Performativity of the Law

a brown bag lunch talk with Kane Race

November 11, Friday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Kane Race, Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, and CSGS Visiting Scholar

How can we register the participation of a range of elements, extending beyond the human subject, in the production of HIV events and drug effects? [...]

Call for Abstracts: 5th Annual Conf for New Media, Youth, and Sexual Health

Sex::Tech is the premier event for health professionals; technology experts; researchers and educators; community leaders and advocates; parents and young people to advance sexual health awareness, knowledge, and strategies. This annual gathering is hosted by ISIS Inc., a California-based nonprofit providing leadership, innovation, education, and research for technology to promote sexual health, healthy [...]

Sex Workers Outreach Project Board of Directors Search

The Sex Workers Outreach Project (http://www.swop-usa.org) is seeking a few thoughtful individuals who are passionate about sex worker rights to join our Board of Directors and help us grow our organization!

Background:

The SWOP National Board currently serves as the umbrella organization for about a dozen chapters from different major cities around the [...]

Screening: “Resisting Police Brutality and Criminalization: Short Films About Sex Worker Rights”

Screening: “Resisting Police Brutality and Criminalization: Short Films About Sex Worker Rights”

Where: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St., NY, NY When: Monday, October 24, 2011 from 7pm – 9pm

More Info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=211142062286368

Join us for an evening of short films from the sex worker community exploring the impact of police brutality, repression, and criminalization on [...]