Tag Archives: Prostitution

LPCO: Big Convention, Big Plans

From a Media Release by the Libertarian Party of Colorado:

The Libertarian Party of Colorado held its annual convention last weekend, March 24-26 2017, at the Westin hotel in Westminster Colorado.

Events began on Friday with a mixer, and concluded after business on Sunday.  The event included many speakers from around the country, and resulted in many changes to the makeup of the party’s leadership.… Read more ...

Lawsuit Filed in California Challenging Anti-Prostitution Law


This was sent to me by Starchild for publication here

The Libertarian Party of San Francisco is among the supporters of a lawsuit aimed at overturning California’s anti-prostitution law. Here is a press release from the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project, which funded the suit.

Love & Liberty,
((( starchild )))

Contact: Maxine Doogan at 415-265-3302 info@esplerp.org


Case # CV 3:15 01007

A lawsuit against the state of California’s outdated law that criminalizes paid sexual relations among consenting adults will be heard in federal court in Oakland on August 7, the civil rights group Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) announced today.… Read more ...

Tracy Ryan: Hawaii’s New Sex Trafficking Bill Over Reaches the Mark

by Tracy Ryan

[Hawaii state house bill] HB 240 that aimed at cracking down at “sex trafficking” may be the worst bill I have seen signed into law in the seventeen years I have been following the legislature.  It is an example of finding the scariest example of some activity and improperly generalizing it to create fear.… Read more ...

Archived show: Debra Dedmon, Susan Lopez talk Nevada Brothels on Grotto Radio

For those of you who missed the live broadcast, Grotto Radio has an archive of Tuesday’s night’s show with Debra Dedmon of Libertarians for Saving Nevada Brothels (see facebook page) and Susan Lopez of Sex Workers Outreach Project.

Among other things, they discussed Harry Reid’s call to ban brothels in Nevada’s rural counties as well as the possibility of decriminalizing prostitution in Clark County, Nevada (the Las Vegas area).… Read more ...

Libertarians for Saving Nevada Brothels: ‘a perfect storm of opportunity, a win/win for women, Nevada and Libertarians…’

Email from Debra Dedmon announcing her new group, Libertarians for Saving Nevada Brothels:

A perfect storm of opportunity, a win/win for women, Nevada and Libertarians…

Legalized prostitution is a hallmark of Nevada history, and, along with gaming, essential to its unique experience with personal liberty. Not legislating morality is the foundation that turned a barren desert into an oasis and throughout the decades has attracted millions of freedom seekers from all over the world.… Read more ...

Grotto Radio tonight: Libertarian Debra Dedmon, Susan Lopez of Sex Workers Outreach Project re: Harry Reid wanting to end legal prostitution in Nevada

From comments on a previous IPR post:

Susan Lopez will be on as a Sex Workers Outreach Project-Las Vegas representative, along with Debra Dedmon of the Libertarian Party, on JD Holveck’s Grotto Radio on VegasallNetradio.com, tonight (3/1/11), 8-10 PM Pacific Time. That starting time is 11 PM on the East Coast and 10 PM here in the Central Time Zone.… Read more ...

David Colborne: Reid Not Stimulated By Legal Prostitution

Emailed by David Colborne to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

At 14.6%, nearly 5% higher than the national average, Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the nation. Consequently, when Harry Reid, Nevada’s senior politician in Washington and the current Senate Majority Leader, came to address the Nevada Legislature on Tuesday, his focus was, logically enough, on jobs.… Read more ...

Kristin Davis to found Hope House for sex trafficking victims

From manhattanmadam.com, the blog of 2010 Anti-Prohibition Party candidate for Governor of New York Kristin Davis:

Kristin Davis, better known as The Manhattan Madam who supplied call-girls for Eliot Spitzer and after prison ran for Governor of New York on a libertarian platform announced she would found HOPE HO– USE, a non-profit created to expose and eradicate sex trafficking.… Read more ...

Dr. Tom Stevens announces plans to form Personal Freedom Party in New York

In IPR comments on a previous post, Dr. Tom Stevens writes

In light of the continued failure of the LP in New York, the Personal Freedom Party will be giving it a shot in 2014. They just adopted a platform which you can see at:

This assumes that the LPNY in fact failed to obtain the 50,000 votes in the race for Governor that are required to obtain ballot status.… Read more ...

Kristin Davis: post-election statement

Posted at kristindavis2010.com. Davis was the Anti-Prohibition Party candidate for Governor of New York.



“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” – Abraham Lincoln

Running for Governor of the state I love was a great experience.… Read more ...

An Open Letter from Heather Redlich to Roger Stone

Posted on the campaign website of Warren Redlich, Libertarian for Governor of New York:

You have told terrible lies about my husband. You have hurt me and my family. I have suffered anxiety and heartache. You have made me fear for the safety of my children in our own home.

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Starchild quoted in NY Times on criminalizing resting on sidewalks: ‘It could be your freedom that goes next’

Story By JESSE McKINLEY in The NY Times. H/T Starchild in comments on a previous post.
Starchild is a Libertarian Party activist.

SAN FRANCISCO — Starchild, a self-described sex worker and a candidate for San Francisco supervisor, says there is absolutely no reason that his beloved city needs any more rules.… Read more ...