RedLightDistrictChicago

Sex Worker Stories and Advocacy From the Windy City

A Conversation with “The Honest Courtesan” Maggie McNeill

Red Light District Chicago reporter Cathryn Berarovich sits down for a conversation with “The Honest Courtesan” Maggie McNeill about being a member of the “pimp lobby”, how anti-trafficking legislation is harmful for sex workers, and why a country without brothels is like a house without bathrooms.

Gold Coast Madam Rose Laws

An intimate conversation with Rose Laws, better known as The Gold Coast Madam of Chicago. For over 30 years, Laws was the most famous madam in the Chicago area claiming celebrities, politicians, and all kinds of affluent men as her clientele until she was busted by the FBI in 2002. Here Rose shares some of her favorite stories from the business upon the release of her new memoir “Gold Coast Madam: The Secret Life of Rose Laws”, available from Lake Claremont Press.

Sex Workers WANT to Stop Trafficking

Sex workers and advocates for sex workers say why it’s important to include them, and their clients, in the fight against sex trafficking. They ARE part of the solution, but criminalization and harassment by law enforcement often prevents them from doing so.

Exxxtacy 2010 Show

RedLight reporters David Law and Morgana Moon interview some the guests at the Exxxtacy 2010 show in Chicago including Ginger Lynn, Christy Canyon, Joanna Angel, Mr. Marcus, Sea Jay Raw, The Ultimates, and Misti Dawn.

What I Love About Being A Sex Worker

Sex Workers tell us what they love most about their work!

Chicagoans Sound Off on Tom Dart’s Craigslist Lawsuit

On March 5, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced that he was suing Craigslist to recoup the $100,000 he spent arresting prostitutes off the website in the past year in an effort to shut down the website’s “erotic services” section. Red Wednesday asks Chicagoans what they think of Dart’s lawsuit and if this is an effective way to stop prostitution and child sex trafficking.

Chicagoans Sound Off on Tom Dart’s Craigslist Lawsuit from Serpent Libertine on Vimeo.

National March For Sex Worker Rights in Washington DC

Highlights and speeches from the first National March for Sex Worker Rights in Washington DC held on December 17, 2008.

National March For Sex Worker Rights in Washington DC from Serpent Libertine on Vimeo.

Know Your Rights! For Sex Workers, Part 2

kittenINFINITE explains what will happen to you after you’ve been arrested and how to create an Emergency Response Plan in case of your arrest.

Know Your Rights Part 2 from Serpent Libertine on Vimeo.

Know Your Rights! For Sex Workers

kittenINFINITE explains what your rights are if you are a sex worker arrested on the job, and what you should and should not do when dealing with law enforcement. The SWOP-Chicago gang re-enact some commonly used police tactics in interrogation and how you should handle yourself in each situation.

Know Your Rights for Sex Workers from Serpent Libertine on Vimeo.

Activist and Sex Blogger Renegade Evolution Interview

Renegade Evolution talks about becoming a sex work activist through online blogging, pro-porn activism, and why it’s important for legal and illegal sex workers to support one another.

Renegade Evolution Interview from Serpent Libertine on Vimeo.