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Melissa Gira Grant
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Melissa Gira Grant is the co-founder of the sex workers' advocacy blog, Bound, not Gagged, and the social media coordinator for St. James Infirmary, the only peer-run health care clinic for sex workers in the United States. Since 2007, she has partnered with the Open Society Institute's Sexual Health and Rights' Project and the Tactical Tech Collective to create trainings and educational guides for rights advocates using information/communication technology in their work. Melissa has spoken on the intersection of sexuality, human rights, and new media at the 2008 International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, the Third Wave Feminist Foundation, the University of San Francisco, the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, the Center for Sex and Culture, the New School for Social Research, and the UC Berkeley Labor Center. She's based in New York and is a contributor to Slate and $pread magazine.

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