Laura LeMoon is a sex worker, trafficking survivor, and writer based in Seattle. She has written for them Huffington Post and is the co-founder of Safe Night Access Project Seattle, a nonprofit aimed at providing outreach to street-based sex workers. She can be found eating Mexican food in bed with her dog, Little Bear.
Racism as a barrier to accessing testing and treatment for HIV is an issue that is rarely discussed in white-dominated gay communities.
Despite its promise of protecting victims of exploitation, sex workers themselves say they're paying the price for irresponsible anti-trafficking legislation.