Statement on Rentboy.com raid by Homeland Security
WASHINGTON DC, August 26, 2015—In the light of the controversial raid by the Department of Homeland Security on the headquarters of Rentboy.com, the National LGBTQ Task Force is making the following statement:
“There are so many other important investigations that federal resources should be focused on right now instead of sex workers. Take the appalling murders of trans women of color — now at epidemic proportions across our nation. Sex work is a fact of life — it has been, it is and it will be as long as human beings are around. Criminalization puts the livelihoods, health and lives of sex workers in jeopardy. It’s time for our federal justice system to get its priorities straight and it’s time once and for all to decriminalize sex work,” said Russell Roybal, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.
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