The Sharmus Outlaw Advocacy and Rights Institute (SOAR Institute) works to shift minds, hearts, and skills of service providers, communities, and policy makers to benefit those involved in the sex industry, trafficked individuals, and related communities.

 

Our Beginning

The SOAR Institute was created by experienced service providers/policy advocates to fill the need for a focused, effective culture change, policy, advocacy, and training organization to fight for and focus on creating a world that is just, fair, and accepting of all who have been involved in the sex industry.

 
Sharmus and Melissa at the Harm Reduction Conference, Baltimore 2014

Sharmus and Melissa at the Harm Reduction Conference, Baltimore 2014

 
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The SOAR Institute is a fiscally sponsored project of NEO Philanthropy

Sharmus Outlaw was an activist, a force of nature, and a friend.  She was involved in the movements for sex workers' rights and LGBTQ rights.