National Advocacy Group for Rent Boys Founded
The Rentboy raid has fallen from the headlines as the case begins to work its way through the judicial system but how it effects the lives those arrested has ratcheted up. str8upgayporn is reporting that five of the seven defendants are currently seeking plea deals.While the ax has already come down for them, many former Rentboys are fearful the cops may come-a-calling for them next. As revealed in Xbiz, The National Coalition of Rent Boys and Allies was created as a not-for-profit corporation in Florida by Fort Lauderdale 1st Amendment attorney Norm Kent.
“Our website will organize base of rent boys and their allies fostering a global coalition speaking out on their behalf. To paraphrase a recent presidential candidate, the response to our endeavor has been huge. Huge!” ~Norm Kent
Along with Kent, the initial incorporators include an internationally known rent boy, who is now a law student at Hastings School of Law in San Francisco, and our own mr. Pam, director of NakedSword Originals, who has spoken out frequently on behalf of sex workers.One of the initial members will be Fab Scout Entertainment’s Howard Andrew of South Florida, who books many of the advertisers with the largest adult film studios in the country, Kent said.
“The Department of Homeland Security has initiated a questionable legal action which has terrorized thousands of men who were lawfully trading their time and companionship for legitimate compensation,” Kent said. “There is a need for these men to have a collective voice and open forum to speak out against the raid and for their rights.”
The Young Turk’s RentBoy Story:
[Why The Rentboy Raid Feels So Bad To The Gay Community]
[The Lambda Legal Statement on Sex Workers]
[Explore the Rentboy Coverage at GayPornBlog]
[More About Rentboy at “The Sword”]