AIDS Activists, Feminists & Sex Workers Set to March in the Castro Today 6-8PM
As we here at the Castro Biscuit recently posted- the San Francisco Police Dept. has decided to quit using condoms as evidence of prostitution on a trial basis. To celebrate a march billed as the Feminist Sex Worker Victory March and Protest will take place today starting at 6 PM. This is a landmark action that was accomplished through community effort and activism. The reality is that with this decision the SFPD is acknowledging the human right of ALL to carry condoms and protect their own, and each others, reproductive and sexual health. The current directive is to cease this practice for a term of three to six months – with the Office of Citizens Complaints, District Attorneys and Public Defenders office all in agreement – organizers of today’s Victory March demand cessation of this practice permanently with a process for accountability. Join participants as they take to the streets of the Castro, a coalition of feminists, sex workers, and allies raising thier voices to inform the community about this issue and raise awareness so this common devastating practice can be wiped out from everywhere from Alameda County to New York as it has been in the Castro and San Francisco. Marchers will be gathering at the Jane Warner Memorial Plaza across from the venerable Twin Peaks Tavern. The march and action are endorsed by ACT-UP/San Francisco, Bay Area Occupride (Community Not Commodity), St James Infirmary and the sex worker advocacy group BAYSWAN.