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Super Bowl 2020 Sex Worker Bail Out
877-776-2004 Ext 555 swopbehindbars@gmail.com

Super Bowl 2020 Sex Worker Bail Out

Thursday, January 30, 2020 through Tuesday February 4, 2020 (as permitted by available funding)

The Super Bowl/Sex Trafficking myths come back every year and even though they have been debunked thoroughly by multiple reliable resources, there are 1000’s of anti trafficking advocates in Miami right now, passing out soap and stickers with the Human Trafficking Hotline in huge bold fonts.  Even Polaris Project – with their 11 million dollar annual budget that provides NO SERVICES – no longer pushes this ridiculous rhetoric but Law Enforcement from around the state of Florida will be descending on South Florida to target consensual adult sex workers and their clients anyway.

This time we are fighting back!

You can help fight back against the myths that criminalize sex workers. With the help of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Foundation and the LGBTQ Freedom Fund, SWOP Behind Bars is hoping to bond out as many sex workers as we can.

As reported by Elizabeth Nolan Brown in Reason Magazine this past few weeks…

Outside of some reporters with dubious judgement, the only people who are still earnestly pushing the idea that sporting events like the super bowl are hotbeds of human trafficking seem to be 1) politicians who have made a name for themselves stirring up crime panic, 2) state prosecutors, who like to use the prospect of “sex slaves” to justify ramping up their routine vice stings during the big game, and 3) the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for whom the panic dovetails nicely with their efforts to round up immigrants and promiscuous women. But poke any “Super Bowl sex trafficking sting” headline from the past decade and all you’ll find is a bunch of sex workers and their customers arrested for trying to hook up with another consenting adult.

Join the Sex Worker Outreach Project Behind Bars, The LGBTQ Freedom Fund and Woodhull Sexual Freedom Foundation as we work to fight the marginalization and discrimination of people who trade sex during the days leading up to the Super Bowl 2020 in Miami.

The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Foundation has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of FOSTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) and has committed themselves to the world wide decriminalization of Consensual Adult Sex Work.  You can read about their support of sex workers and trans people at last years Summit here.

According to the LGBTQ FREEDOM FUND

LGBTQ PEOPLE ARE three times MORE LIKELY TO BE JAILED and at risk of abuse.  Many CAN’T AFFORD BAIL.The Freedom Fund posts bail to secure the safety and liberty of people in jail and immigration detention. We work to build a critical mass against the mass detention of LGBTQ individuals.


Mass incarceration: an LGBTQ issue

1 in 2
transgender prisoners is sexually abused.

1 in 2
homeless children is LGBTQ and half of homeless people experience incarceration.

1 in 3
American adults has a criminal record and sexual minorities are three times more likely to be incarcerated.

Trans folks and women of color trade sex in the areas around the stadium in Miami all the way up to Ft Lauderdale and Palm Beach.  We are prioritizing their release so that they can actively participate in their own defense and hopefully mitigate some of the damage done by the violent experience of being arrested.  Bonds will run in amounts from $200 to $500 for a soliciting for a prostitution offence.  We will be posting bonds after they make their first appearance in court – many times after which they are released on their own recognizance.

The Community Support Line will be open 24 hours and we have staffed it with volunteers who are prepared to help us get as many people released as possible.  We will be collecting data that will be released regarding specific circumstances leading up to their arrest to Elizabeth Nolan Brown of reason Magazine after release and we have support services for both sex workers and sex trafficking victims.  We will only be bonding out adults over the age of 18.