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  • Beyond Rentboy: Will the LGBT Movement Really Fight for Sex Worker Rights?

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    Jeffrey Hurant, chief executive of Rentboy.com, an online male-escort service, speaks to reporters following his arraignment in federal court in New York, Aug. 25, 2015. Hurant and six other current or former employees appeared in court on Tuesday afternoon on charges of promoting prostitution. (Photo: Kevin Hagen / The New York Times)Jeffrey Hurant, chief executive of Rentboy.com, an online male-escort service, speaks to reporters following his arraignment in federal court in New York, August 25, 2015. Hurant and six other current or former employees appeared in court on charges of promoting prostitution. (Photo: Kevin Hagen / The New York Times)

    Powerful LGBT groups are coming out in support of decriminalizing sex work, but are they really ready to stick up for marginalized people after years of focusing on same-sex marriage? Truthout examines how big LGBT groups can use their resources to help the sex worker movement.

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