Priorities

HIV Decriminalization

HIV criminalization laws in 32 states that make HIV exposure a crime plus relentless HIV stigma have fueled the prosecution and imprisonment of hundreds of people with HIV in the US, even in states without an “HIV-specific” law.

Sex Work Decriminalization

Leading human rights and public health organizations such as Amnesty International and the World Health Organization agree that in order to adequately address the issue of sex trafficking, sex work must be decriminalized world wide.

Community Priorities

The adult industry is home to a multi-faceted and diverse workforce, which is why we are committed to intersectionality in our approach to serving the communities we represent. Our work must support not only the industry at large, but also the populations that work within the adult industry who have historically been underserved, harassed, and discriminated against by society at large.
This includes but is not limited to issues related to: women’s health and reproductive rights, LGBT rights, immigration, sexual health and wellness, sex education, decriminalization of victims and workers, human trafficking, discrimination, racism, and consent. Join the fight, and support the communities that work within the adult industry.

Industry Priorities

As the trade association of the adult industry, it is our job to defend, protect, and lay the groundwork for our workforce to thrive, even as it faces a seemingly never-ending onslaught of harassment and violence, reinforced by discriminatory policies and fueled by social stigma. From the Supreme Court to the ballot box, we’ve been fighting and winning impossible battles related to censorship, privacy, and worker’s rights for over 25 years. Working with legislators, medical professionals, researchers, and regulators to educating the public, affect policy changes, and litigate on behalf of the entire industry when necessary, is what we do best. As we head into an uncertain future, what we can be sure of is that our community is unstoppable when we unite, no matter how impossible the odds may seem, we win. Join us, and let’s keep winning together.

18 U.S.C. § 2257

18 U.S.C. § 2257, known more commonly in the industry as “2257” is a federal record-keeping law aimed at preventing the use of minors in adult productions. Like most legislation aimed at the adult industry, however, it does very little to protect minors, while offering law enforcement numerous ways to harass adult producers.

Filters / Blocks / Bans

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Public Health Crisis Rhetoric

Across the country, in state legislators and in party platforms, politicians have introduced resolutions and pledges declaring internet pornography a public health crisis. It is not grounded and fact, and is already being used as a pretext to get around First Amendment restrictions on adult entertainment.

FSC Joins Coalition of 26 in Support of Legislation To Stop Blocking Of LGBTQ Resources

The Free Speech Coalition joins a coalition of 26 human rights, civil liberties, and LGBTQQIA organizations in support of the "Don't Block LGBTQ Act" as introduced by Congressman Brad Schneider (10th District Illinois). (read the full announcement here) The “Don’t...

FSC Statement on Racially Charged Language On Set

LOS ANGELES — The Free Speech Coalition was disturbed to read a recent account by an adult performer who alleged racist and sexist speech on an adult set in June. The incidents described have no place in the adult industry, or any industry. No worker should be...

Coalition Letter to Secretary Kelly Opposing Collection of Passwords at the Border

The Free Speech Coalition joins a coalition of 44 human rights and civil liberties organizations and trade associations writing in response to a statement made by John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on...

Outreach & Advocacy

The FSC represents the adult industry in legislative and regulatory processes, and educates the general population to alleviate common misconceptions, build bridges, advocate for our communities and their rights.

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