Somaly Mam, Nick Kristof, and the Cult of Personality

Somaly Mam, Nick Kristof, and the Cult of Personality

by Laura Agustín A Cambodian activist against sex slavery, Somaly Mam, recently resigned from her foundation after an outside investigation confirmed she had lied to attract donors and supporters. The revelations of Mam’s fraudulence are old news, however — Simon Marks’s reports have been appearing in the Cambodian Daily since 2012, and many other debunkings and doubts […]

 

Anti-sex slavery hero in Cambodia resigns after Newsweek exposé

Anti-sex slavery hero in Cambodia resigns after Newsweek exposé

She was the world’s crusader against the trafficking of girls for sex in Cambodia, and she told an extraordinary personal tale: she was a village girl sold by a grandfatherly man into sex slavery. Triumphant as well as beautiful, Somaly Mam won attention from Oprah Winfrey, a New York Times columnist, a PBS documentary, Time […]

 

Shelley Lubben’s ‘best friend’ resigns Pink Cross board, takes to Facebook

Shelley Lubben’s ‘best friend’ resigns Pink Cross board, takes to Facebook

Melanie Davis Dzierba warns potential donors to ‘pray intensely’ about the charities and ministries to whom they give their money Just as anti-porn advocate Tania Fiolleau was making a public statement condemning the actions of Shelley Lubben the self-styled “Rebel Prophet”, Lubben’s former assistant, “best friend”, and “servant” took to Facebook to make her first public […]

 

Shelley Lubben Victimizes Porn Stars and Donors: Christian Anti-Porn Activist

Shelley Lubben Victimizes Porn Stars and Donors: Christian Anti-Porn Activist

In a detailed statement on the Save The Women International website, Tania Fiolleau, a Christian anti-porn/anti-prostitution activist from Canada, recounts her shocking experience with Shelley Lubben and the Pink Cross Foundation. Tania Fiolleau notes that Shelley Lubben has used “intimidation” and “vindictiveness” to discredit the women who have come forward to speak to against Lubben’s […]

 

Labor, Business Groups Oppose AHF’s L.A. City Health Department Measure

Labor, Business Groups Oppose AHF’s L.A. City Health Department Measure

Labor, business groups and medical organizations have banded together in opposition to a measure by a prominent AIDS healthcare group that would force the city of Los Angeles to cut ties with the county’s health department and start up a health agency of its own. AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a major provider of HIV medical services […]

 

Treasures, Pink Cross: Are they Charlatans or Shepherds? Part II by Vanessa L. Pinto

I recently saw a sticker that read, “Dear God, please protect me from your followers.”  That sentence rang true for me this past week, once I began a series that involved investigating XXX Church and organizations who are lumped together with them. When interviewing a gentleman who is closely affiliated within the adult entertainment community, […]

 

Gay Studio Factory Video Responds to AHF Statement Regarding Cal-OSHA Fines

Gay Studio Factory Video Responds to AHF Statement Regarding Cal-OSHA Fines

Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is once again using misinformation, intimidation and fear mongering about HIV to push a political agenda. The truth is, there have been no worker complaints from Factory Video, and it was AHF, not anyone working on a Factory Video set, that filed the Cal/OSHA complaint. Factory Video was […]

 

Leaked Mike South Emails Reveal The Man Who Built Rob Black

Leaked Mike South Emails Reveal The Man Who Built Rob Black

Well, well, what do we have here? It’s a May 2013 email thread featuring a Mike South / Rob Black love fest. One month later, performer Katie Summers, under Black’s tutelage, filed a lawsuit against HIV-positive director John Stagliano and his company Evil Angel, alleging “negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and sexual battery” for […]

 

Thailand: Sex Workers ‘Help To Reduce Rape’

Thailand: Sex Workers ‘Help To Reduce Rape’

Pol Col Napanwut Liamsanguan said sex workers are often people without hope who can only rely on themselves to make money. But he added that without sex workers there would be more crime and rape problems. ”This is not something disgusting; it is basic human nature,” Pol Col Napanwut told Spectrum in an interview on […]

 

Amazon Service Among Others Used For Child Abuse Images

Amazon Service Among Others Used For Child Abuse Images

Technology firms under increasing pressure to act after steep rise in reports of extreme images online. Amazon is top of a “hotlist of targets” drawn up by the leading internet child abuse watchdog in a fresh attempt to tackle what it says is a steep rise in reports of extreme images online. The Internet Watch […]