175x83_RTA-5042-1996-1400-1577-RTA What is Coyote?

Coyote was founded in 1973 to work for the repeal of the prostitution laws and an end to the stigma associated with sex work. In addition to engaging in public education regarding a wide range of issues related to prostitution, COYOTE has provided crisis counseling, support groups, and referrals to legal and other service providers to thousands of prostitutes, mostly women. COYOTE members have also testified at government hearings, served as expert witnesses in trials, helped police with investigations of crimes against prostitutes, and provided sensitivity training to government and private non-profit agencies that provide services to prostitutes.

For more information, read our article What is Coyote?

What is Coyote RI?

Coyote RI is a New England-based group founded by Bella Robinson and based on Coyote core principles.

Coyote RI mission statement

Indoor sex work was decriminalized in Rhode Island in 1979 due to Margo St.James filing a class action suit to challenge the states prostitution laws and the case was dismissed after a federal judge revised Rhode Island prostitution laws. However in 2009 Rhode Island voted back in to criminalize all prostitution, so we call back into action Coyote Rhode Island (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics).

While we oppose society's Moral Witch Hunt against us and laws that criminalize us, we are aware that sex workers must live in the real world. At it's best, that world disrespects and ostracizes us; at it's worst, it seeks to exploit and even harm us.

The Rhode Island chapter of Coyote is here to offer a safe harbor from that world.

We believe adult providers can make the best choices for themselves without interference from law enforcement on the one hand nor do-gooders who want to "help" us against our will on the other hand.

If you need resources and support you will find that here. If you choose to leave this business, we seek to provide you information on the best resources that can assist you transition to another lifestyle. We respect each provider's right to choose for herself.

We vehemently oppose all forms of human trafficking and child prostitution. The victims of these crimes deserve our compassion and support; those who exploit others in such a manner deserve severe punishment.

We advocate for laws that make sense to protect our youth rather than continuing the Moral Witch Hunt against consenting adults.

Our goal is to reducing harm by education and decriminalizing indoor consensual sex work between consenting adults.

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Thanks

Coyote RI is indebted to Norma Jean of Coyote LA for her many years of hard work on behalf of all sex workers. She is an inspiration!


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Do dating apps have a prostitution problem? - Washington Post


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That echoes a personal essay the Australian writer Al Kalyck wrote last March: ?This one time I met up with a prostitute on Tinder,? he begins. He and his date, ?Victoria,? hung out around her house for a while before she had to go to work. ?I begged ...

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MARLTON, N.J. (CBS) ? Investigators say four people were arrested for their separate alleged roles in prostitution at a newly opened massage parlor in South Jersey. The alleged illegal activity, police say, was happening at a parlor located at 105 ...
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Kingsford man facing trial on prostitution charges - UpperMichigansSource.com


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DICKINSON COUNTY -- A Kingsford man facing prostitution charges is now scheduled to return to court in Dickinson County. Iron Mountain Police Department arrested 23-year-old Jonathan Vyvyan back in May after an eight month investigation. Authorities ...

When Rhode Island accidentally legalized prostitution, rape decreased sharply - Washington Post (blog)


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When Rhode Island accidentally legalized prostitution, rape decreased sharply
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For decades, few people noticed that legislators in Providence had deleted crucial language from Rhode Island state law in 1980. It wasn't until a 2003 court case that police, to their chagrin, discovered they couldn't prevent prostitutes and their ...
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Sixteen men were arrested at a Tempe hotel last week as part of a two-day prostitution sting and an ongoing citywide investigation into crimes related to sex trafficking, police said. Police made the arrests on July 8 and July 9 at a hotel near the ...
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Seven arrested on prostitution-related charges - The Rock River Times


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The charges were for prostitution, soliciting rides in the roadway, and improper walking in the roadway. Names and charges are as follow: ? Cynthia K. Saack, 42, prostitution;. ? Rebecca J. DuFoe, 41, soliciting rides on a roadway;. ? Corinne J ...

Trial of former Brunswick cop charged with participating in prostitution ... - Port City Daily


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The trial of a former Northwest police officer charged with participating in the prostitution of a minor has been rescheduled for next month. No court reporter was available for the trial this week so the case was moved to Aug. 18, the next trial date ...
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The Most Effective Way To Fight HIV Worldwide May Be Legal Prostitution - Business Insider


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Scrapping laws that ban sex work would slash the number of HIV infections over the next decade, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum on Tuesday. Female sex work is one of the big vectors of the world HIV pandemic, sometimes being the ...
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Fall River police arrest six men, two women during during prostitution sting ... - Fall River Herald News


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FALL RIVER ? Police arrested six alleged ?Johns? and two women during a prostitution sting Friday night on North Main Street. The sting was prompted by several neighborhood complaints of drug dealing and prostitution, according to court documents.

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