SESTA-FOSTA is ‘detrimental’ to sex workers’ safety, study confirms
Sex workers predicted the law's damage.
On Jan 26, 2020 by Ana Valens
What is Backpage, and why did it shut down?
With Backpage gone, the internet's future is uncertain.
On May 25, 2018 by Ana Valens
7 Backpage officials charged with facilitating illegal sex work, money laundering
The website's co-founders are among those charged.
On Apr 10, 2018 by Ana Valens
Backpage seized by the federal government (updated)
Sex workers are furious and concerned.
On Apr 6, 2018 by Phillip Tracy
Backpage is in hot water over claims it did not create its own sex ads
New documents reveal otherwise.
On Jul 11, 2017 by Ana Valens
Backpage CEO arrested on multiple pimping charges, allegations of sex trafficking
A shocking percentage of the site's $51 million revenue came from its adult services ads.
On Oct 7, 2016 by Jessica Machado
Teen sentenced to prison after appearing as bait in Backpage ad used for robbery
The teen was used as bait for a Backpage robbery scheme. Now she faces up to 20 years in prison.
On Jan 27, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara
How sex work dominated the news in 2015
This year was a turning point for media coverage of sex work.
On Dec 30, 2015 by Mary Emily O'Hara
There’s no excuse for social media inaction on child sex trafficking
The real lesson from Facebook's most recent, big move.
On Oct 16, 2015 by Derrick Clifton
Federal raid of gay escort site Rentboy.com shocks LGBT community
'The real question is whether LGBT orgs will also rally.'
On Aug 25, 2015 by Mary Emily O'Hara
Judge orders sheriff to cease campaign against Backpage sex-worker ads
Backpage is still hanging by a thread.
On Jul 31, 2015 by Kate Conger
Woman kills attacker with his gun, unknowingly takes out a serial killer
A suspected serial killer who targeted sex workers has been killed by one of his victims.
On Jul 23, 2015 by Mary Emily O'Hara
Backpage makes ads free for sex workers as police pressure ramps up
Backpage is rebelling against both law enforcement pressure and credit-card shunning.
On Jul 8, 2015 by Mary Emily O'Hara
Is Bitcoin the future of sex work?
Sex workers can no longer use credit cards to place their Backpage ads. Is Bitcoin ready for the rush?
On Jul 2, 2015 by Mary Emily O'Hara