New York Times: Inside the Strip Clubs of Instagram

New York Times: Inside the Strip Clubs of Instagram. “For the past three weeks, Justin LaBoy, 28, a former professional basketball player and a social media personality, and Justin Dior Combs, an entrepreneur and P. Diddy’s 26-year-old son, have been hosting virtual pop-up strip clubs on Instagram Live. ‘If it wasn’t for Justin and his Lives I don’t know what I would have done or how I would have paid my bills or gotten food in my house,’ said Sasha, a dancer who has been featured on the pop-up show.”

Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online. “Most sex workers meet customers in person. For them, the coronavirus spells economic ruin. ‘The virus is a disaster for client-facing businesses – and sex work is no different,’ says Goddess Cleo, a dominatrix from London. ‘Most of my income is generated from one-on-one sessions and events. I [normally] only make a bit of money through online avenues.’ But like many others, Cleo has switched focus to digital since the lockdown came into effect.”

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas strip club to offer drive-thru peep shows

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas strip club to offer drive-thru peep shows. “Little Darlings strip club will begin offering drive-through strip shows for those who want to indulge in some adult entertainment, but do not want to enter the building, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people keep 6 feet in distance between themselves and others.”

The Daily Beast: The Secret Sex Workers’ Database That Brought Down a Plastic Surgeon Accused of Rape

The Daily Beast: The Secret Sex Workers’ Database That Brought Down a Plastic Surgeon Accused of Rape. “After a high-end escort in Los Angeles believed she was drugged, raped, and filmed without consent by an Ohio plastic surgeon in town for a conference, she logged onto a secret database that women use to warn each other about predatory men. She saw several horrifying reviews of Dr. Manish Gupta, a flashy Toledo doctor who drove a blue Maserati and regularly flew to medical conferences in cities around the U.S.”

TechCrunch: An adult sexting site exposed thousands of models’ passports and driver’s licenses

TechCrunch: An adult sexting site exposed thousands of models’ passports and driver’s licenses. “SextPanther, an Arizona-based adult site, stored more than 11,000 identity documents on an exposed Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket, including passports, driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers, without a password. The company says on its website that it uses these documents to verify the ages of models with whom users communicate. Most of the exposed identity documents contain personal information, such as names, home addresses, dates of birth, biometrics and their photos.”

Remezcla: This Photo Archive Holds the Untold History of Colombia’s Trans Community

Remezcla: This Photo Archive Holds the Untold History of Colombia’s Trans Community. “Each photograph is a gateway to many stories. That’s what the Bogotá-born artist Manuel Parra, known as Manu Mojito, learned early on as he met the trans ‘mothers’ of Colombia’s capital. These women shared with him vintage photographs from their family albums — of parties, beauty pageants, pride parades and of complex lives that had gone unnoticed by most of society. Then, almost eight years ago, Parra conceived the idea of Colombia Trans History. He imagined an archive of images, taken from the photo albums of trans women, that could weave together an alternative telling of trans women’s history in relation to what had been narrated by the predominant media of the times, which usually framed trans women as criminals.”

TechCrunch: A network of ‘camgirl’ sites exposed millions of users and sex workers

TechCrunch: A network of ‘camgirl’ sites exposed millions of users and sex workers. “A number of popular ‘camgirl’ sites have exposed millions of sex workers and users after the company running the sites left the back-end database unprotected. The sites, run by Barcelona-based VTS Media, include amateur.tv, webcampornoxxx.net, and placercams.com. Most of the sites’ users are based in Spain and Europe, but we found evidence of users across the world, including the United States.”