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The Human Trafficking Seminar will help explain services available to victims and educate the community about what to look out for. (Photo courtesy of Council member Peter Koo's office.)

Informing Flushing Residents about Human Trafficking

Asian, East Asian, Women March 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm

QNS reports that a seminar on human trafficking at the Flushing Library is planned for March 29.

(Photo by Donna Aceto via Gay City News)

LGBT Advocates Rally for Bill to Decriminalize Condom Possession

Health, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics June 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

The state bill would prevent condoms from being used evidence in court, Gay City News reports. Some members of the community stop carrying condoms in fear of being arrested for alleged prostitution.

The prostitution ring busted recently worked in Corona and Jackson Heights, Queens, and also in Long Island. (Photo by Bryce Edwards via Flickr Creative Commons License)

Women Choose ‘That Life,’ say Men Who Hire Prostitutes

Crime, In the News, Latino May 9, 2013 at 6:22 pm

The recent arrest of 13 people linked to a prostitution ring in New York doesn’t seem to be holding back the demand for sexual services in the city’s Latino neighborhoods, or changing long-held views that women do it for “their desire for easy money,” reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Residents of Jackson Heights, the neighborhood with one of the largest numbers of Latinos, complained about gangs of criminals who rob their personal belongings, as well as the increase of prostitution along Roosevelt Avenue. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Cell Phone Theft a Top Concern for Queens Latinos

Crime, In the News, Latino, Politics, Queens, Transportation April 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm

In anticipation of this year’s race for Queens Borough President, El Diario-La Prensa conducted a random survey of 22 residents asking about the issues that concern them the most.

(Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Fraud, Prostitution Ignite Clampdown on Russian Student Workers

Education, Immigration August 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Russkaya Reklama looks into why the usual 30,000 Russian-speaking youths that come to America on J-1 summer work visas dropped to only 8,000 this year, and reports that enforcement has tightened because of illegal practices including false employment contracts, prostitution and bank fraud schemes.

Prostitution in Sunset Park (Photo via El Diario)

Tensions Rise Over Growing Problem of Prostitution in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Crime, Latino August 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

The growing prevalence of prostitution near bars and brothels in Sunset Park was reported by El Diario La Prensa. Residents report feeling harassed by the tense and dangerous atmosphere in some parts of the neighborhood.

(Photo from Thomas Hawk/Flickr, via Women's eNews)

Korean Businesses Brace for Prostitution Crackdown

Crime, East Asian July 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

The New York Post reported recently on advertisements for prostitution services in the Korean American Times, a Korean-language publication owned by a Queens State Assembly candidate. After the article and other recent coverage of Korean sex trafficking, adult entertainment and massage businesses are bracing for a crackdown, The Korea Times reported.

Brook Bello (Photo via Womens eNews)

To Highlight Sex Trafficking of African-Americans, Actress Tells Her Own Story

African American, Crime May 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm

The actress Brook Bello hopes to raise awareness of sex trafficking among African-Americans with her new documentary, which tells the story of her own childhood abuse and experience in the sex trade.

(Illustration from The Indypendent)

For Sex Workers, Danger Around Every Corner

Labor, Opinion April 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm

An editorial in The Indypendent lays out the sobering reality for sex workers, who face increased exposure to violence — including, allegedly, from police officers.

(Photo from FilAm)

Transgender Filipina Sex Workers Stay in U.S. Despite Dangers

Immigration, LGBTQ March 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Transgender and transsexual people often face stereotypes and abuse. But for immigrants, especially those who engage in sex work, living as a transgender person brings on a whole slew of other challenges, including social stigmas, cultural conflicts and threats of arrest and deportation, FilAm reports.

Vendors sell goods along Roosevelt Avenue

Roosevelt Avenue “out of control”

Economy, Environment, Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens December 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Along Roosevelt Avenue’s 30 block stretch in Queens, you can buy pretty much anything you can think of — prostitutes, forged documents, food from uninspected kitchens, items from unlicensed vendors.

Korean prostitution in the US is out of control

East Asian, Immigration, In the News, Metro Area September 27, 2011 at 8:28 am

In the past five years, hundreds of Korean immigrants have been arrested for engaging in the sex trade. Now South Korean lawmakers are calling on their government to take action.