(Brian Bahouth) – For nearly 30 years, Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof was largely the public face of Nevada’s all but unique system of legalized and regulated sex work. In the wake of Mr. Hof’s death in October of this year, the proprietor of Bella’s Hacienda Ranch in Wells, Nevada
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Images from a forum opposing Lyon County Question 1 featuring legal sex workers Alice Little and Ruby Rae and campaign advisor to Dennis Hof, Chuck Muth, at the Bunny Ranch Restaurant in Mound House, Nev., east of Carson City on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent) (Michelle Rindells
(Barbara Brents) – Dennis Hof was a showman who capitalized on the caricature bestowed by his business – the world’s greatest pimp. He would love the attention his death is getting. But let’s not confuse his flamboyant thorn-in-your side image with what he actually did for the state: brought Nevada’s legal
(Lux Alptraum) – “No little girl grows up wanting to be a prostitute,” declares the homepage of the No Little Girl campaign, a recently launched attempt to criminalize sex work in two of the seven Nevada counties where it’s currently legal. Next to the tagline is a photo of an
(Barbara G. Brent and Sarah J. Blithe) – Scholars at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno have been conducting ethically approved and methodologically rigorous research in the legal brothels in Lyon and other Nevada counties for more than 20 years. The women studied have repeatedly