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Sex Workers Protest Rentboy Crackdown: "F--- The State!" - Gothamist

04 Sep 15, 02:09:13

Ars Technica

Sex Workers Protest Rentboy Crackdown: "F--- The State!"
Gothamist
About 100 activists rallied outside Brooklyn federal court on Thursday afternoon to demand that prosecutors drop the charges against the seven recently arrested staffers of the male escort site Rentboy.com and decriminalize prostitution. The crowd ...
Federal bust of long-running escort site Rentboy.com leads to protestsArs Technica
Sex and the City's Rentboy MentalityHuffington Post
Sex Worker Allies Rally for RentBoy.com Outside Brooklyn Courthouse: PHOTOSPatch.com
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Protesters urge feds to drop Rentboy.com charges, call for legalization of sex ... - New York Daily News

03 Sep 15, 07:09:16

New York Daily News

Protesters urge feds to drop Rentboy.com charges, call for legalization of sex ...
New York Daily News
Chanting "Keep your laws off my body," gay activists marched Thursday outside Brooklyn Federal Court demanding that prosecutors drop prostitution charges against seven employees of the Rentboy.com website. About 70 protesters — men and women ...
Protesters Say Raid On Rentboy Escort Site Puts People At RiskHuffington Post
Gay Activists Protest Rentboy RaidWall Street Journal
Dozens rally in Brooklyn against rentboy.com prosecutionNewsday
Reuters -Reason (blog)
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Why Did the Feds Bust Rentboy? - VICE

04 Sep 15, 06:09:21

VICE

Why Did the Feds Bust Rentboy?
VICE
Last week's raid by federal agents on the Manhattan offices of Rentboy, a website that facilitated ads from male escorts promoting themselves and their services, has raised howls of protest not only from LGBT activists but many others as well. The New ...

Rentboy wasn't my 'brothel'. It was a tool to stay alive in this economy of ... - The Guardian

01 Sep 15, 03:09:48

The Guardian

Rentboy wasn't my 'brothel'. It was a tool to stay alive in this economy of ...
The Guardian
The federal prosecution of third-party advertisers like Rentboy and myRedBook –and, looming on the horizon, that pesky people-peddler Backpage.com – will not result in a world-wide financial crisis in the formal economy. But it will destroy an informal ...

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Rentboy Helped Me Stay Alive in This 'Economy of Violence' - Truthdig

03 Sep 15, 12:09:53

Truthdig

Rentboy Helped Me Stay Alive in This 'Economy of Violence'
Truthdig
The raid on Rentboy.com by the U.S. government in late August ended a “reliable, safe way I had to find clients” and disrupted “the sex trades' networks of mutual support and safety,” writes an anonymous contributor to The Guardian's comment page. On Aug.
Saturday Boystown action for decriminalization of sex work in Rentboy raid ...Windy City Times

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Big Bad Rent Boys, Sad Little Call Girls, and the Language of Sex Work - New York Magazine

02 Sep 15, 01:09:52

New York Magazine

Big Bad Rent Boys, Sad Little Call Girls, and the Language of Sex Work
New York Magazine
Contrast that with the typical image accompanying major media coverage about last week's Department of Homeland Security raid on the Manhattan office of long-standing male-escort site Rentboy: a bunch of nondescript dudes in NYPD windbreakers (and ...
Op-ed: The Real Ramifications of the Rentboy RaidAdvocate.com
National LGBT Orgs Respond To Rentboy.com Arrestspride source.com
National: Ashley Madison and Grindr; RentBoy; Facebook apologyWindy City Times
Daily Xtra -EDGE Media Network -Daily Beast
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Rentboy Raid: the Stonewall for Sex Workers? - Huffington Post

31 Aug 15, 09:08:31

Huffington Post

Rentboy Raid: the Stonewall for Sex Workers?
Huffington Post
Many in the community wonder: Perhaps this raid is the pressure point of mounting attacks on sex worker communities, and, like the raid on Stonewall Inn, perhaps the raid on Rentboy.com happened at the right historic moment, to the right people and ...
The Rentboy Raid Burned Up the Internet All WeekendTheStranger.com (blog)

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Party for arrested rentboy.com CEO postponed - Page Six

01 Sep 15, 07:09:38

Page Six

Party for arrested rentboy.com CEO postponed
Page Six
Hell's Kitchen nightclub Space Ibiza is having an unusual fundraiser Friday night — for Jeffrey Hurant, the CEO of rentboy.com, who was arrested last week when his site's Union Square headquarters was raided. Rentboy allegedly offered 10,500 male ...

Rentboy.com boss, charged with running online brothel, is released on $100G bail - New York Daily News

03 Sep 15, 02:09:01

New York Daily News

Rentboy.com boss, charged with running online brothel, is released on $100G bail
New York Daily News
The chief operating officer at Rentboy.com, who is charged with running the website like an online brothel, was released Wednesday on $100,000 bail. Shane Lukas, 41, was in South Dakota last week when federal prosecutors charged seven employees of ...

Why The Rentboy Raid Matters More Than The Ashley Madison Hack - ThinkProgress

30 Aug 15, 02:08:28

ThinkProgress

Why The Rentboy Raid Matters More Than The Ashley Madison Hack
ThinkProgress
The Justice Department took down what it called the largest “internet brothel” last week, arresting the CEO and six employees behind the online male escort service Rentboy.com. But there's more to the raid of the eight-year old site than the narrative ...
Gay Escort: We Must Fight the Feds Bust of RentBoy.comDaily Beast
Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay ActivistsNew York Times
This Is Why The Rentboy Raid Is About Way More Than Just Sex WorkHuffington Post
Fusion -Gothamist
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