Mariko Passion, Founder of the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) chapter in Los Angeles, in a Jan. 4, 2007 e-mail to said that:

“Sex work most DEFINITELY is part of equal rights. The clients of sex workers are primarily men. The workers are all historically oppressed minority groups: Gay and Transgendered men, YOUTH, women and transgendered women. I have always seen sex work as a form of economic justice, and know many people who see it this way as well. On the sex positive side of things, there is a sexual liberation piece that is also worth celebrating for many of the same groups of people. Sex work has opened doors of healing, transformation, freedom and expression for many many clients and providers since the beginning of time.”

Jan. 4, 2007