The BIPOC Adult Industry Collective
The BIPOC Adult Industry Collective is a resource for education and support services to make the adult entertainment industry a safe space for everyone who chooses this labor.
At BIPOC Adult Industry Collective, wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.
BIPOC Adult Industry Collective at a Glance
Founded in response to conversations regarding racism in adult entertainment, BIPOC Adult Industry Collective understood that by working together we can bring lasting change. BIPOC -AIC knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.
Supporting the diverse community of BIPOC adult performers and sex-workers within the adult industry through mutual aid and advocacy with dignity and respect.
To create equal financial opportunities for BIPOC people in the adult industry, normalize BIPOC presence, abolish racist language and stereotypes, and further our community's skills in front of and behind the camera.
Community Agreement & Values
Centering the BIPOC experience in the adult industry.
BIPOC experience is unique in the industry because of the way our bodies are fetishized and compartmentalized into narrow categories. The collective offers a space where BIPOC people can discuss freely the specific obstacles we face in the industry and we let these experiences light the way for needed change.
Embracing diversity within the BIPOC community.
The BIPOC community is very diverse and we celebrate all our differences. We acknowledge difference based on skin tone, body size, gender expression and physical ability and that these differences bring unique personal perspectives. Our different voices show the expanse of the BIPOC experience and we strive for all voices to be heard.
How we treat each other on and off set is crucial to the well-being of the community. We encourage respectful dialogue and a true effort to listen and understand one another.
We invite those who support our cause to work alongside our community. Non-BIPOC allies are invited to join our efforts but we also ask them to respect our safe spaces.
BIPOC Adult Industry Collective is a performer and sex worker-led collective that places sex workers at every level of leadership and decision making. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
Fostering independence and financial empowerment for performers through skills share & virtual workshops.
Putting money directly in the hands of sex workers in need who work in NSFW Adult media through our mutual aid fund.
Facilitating contact with mediation specialists for community members when needed and providing access to donation-based, sex-positive wellness coaching through our Wellness program.
JOIN US FOR THE 2023 IWD HEALTH FAIR!
The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Collective, in collaboration with SWOP LA, The Sidewalk Project, PASS Certified, Kink Out Events, Strippers United, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, will celebrate International Whores Day by hosting a comprehensive health fair at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 12 Noon - 5 PM PST.
FREE In-person and online tickets for the sound bath, yoga, and self-defense class can be found here.
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News & Views
Check out some of the featured articles about the BIPOC Adult Industry Collective's work and learn more about our efforts. This information section will be updated regularly.
King Noire - Fuck the Police: Why Does Cop Porn Still Exist?
July 31, 2020
At the peak of global protests against police brutality this summer after the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd—as images of protesters being teargassed and beaten by cops in riot gear flooded the news—something odd was happening on porn sites.
Natassia Dreams - Pornhub Podcast
July 30, 2020
Natassia Dreams is a fashion model, actress, activist, and Pornstar. She tells us what it meant to be trans in the fashion industry until very recently; and what it means to be trans in porn currently. Why aren’t we allowed to say we do sexwork solely for money? What role does race play in trans porn? When does celebration become fetishization? Why did racist comments not used to hurt, but now they do? Why are there no agents for trans pornstars? Are all artists a little bit gay? Are ALL PEOPLE a little bit gay? How can we NORMALIZE TRANS PORN?!?!?! Is it possible to love the adult industry, while also hating certain things about it? (YES!)
Wolf Hudson - Men's Health: How I Became the King of Bisexual Porn
July 30, 2020
Race in Porn: Here's What Needs to Change
June 11, 2020
Twelve industry luminaries gathered for Wednesday’s virtual Town Hall, hosted by XBIZ, to share their personal stories and points of view on the specific issues of racism and discrimination in adult production. Throughout the 85-minute open discussion the panelists examined how the community of adult entertainment can work together to create lasting change.
AVN Announces Changes to Awards to Increase Black Representation
June 12, 2020
Following discussions with Black performers concerned about representation in the industry, AVN is revising its process for nominating and judging Award season categories, as well as creating a liaison for talent and selecting a Black performer as host for the 2021 AVN Awards in Las Vegas.