SWOP Tampa Bay is the local chapter for the national Sex Workers Outreach Project.
Here is their mission statement:
Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA is a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy.
Before one can advocate for their rights and end violence due to societal prejudice, one has to have a supportive network of friends and colleagues. SWOP Tampa Bay seeks to provide that network in the sex industry. This includes: escorts, strippers, prostitutes or street-based workers, porn or cam actors, etc.
SWOP Tampa Bay is not a rescue group. We are current or former sex workers and sex work researchers. We are here to build community. You will not be asked to to give explcit details about yourself upon contacting us! We also do not teach people how to be a sex worker. Our focus is on human rights and harm reduction, not the promotion of prostitution.
SWOP Tampa Bay is open to exotic dancers, escorts, street-based workers, porn actors, webcam models, S&M providers, sensual massage providers, LGBTQ communities and folks of all colors, classes and body types.
Contact us and one of us would be happy to meet you at a coffee shop or elsewhere.
Join and make the group what you need it to be!