Margo St. James, who founded the prostitutes’ rights organization COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics), and later, the St. James Infirmary, left her body on January 11, 2021. We are a group of Margo’s friends, colleagues and a collective of supporters who are producing a virtual international tribute event on May 1, 2021.

The pre-show will start at 10:45am PST / 1:45pm EST and the Celebration of Life will begin at 11:05am PST / 2:05pm EST.

If you are unable to view the livestream below, please visit this link to watch on YouTube.



Gathering Slide Show: 10:45am PST / 1:45pm EST (20 minutes)

Ceremony: 11:05am PST / 2:05pm EST (120 minutes)


COYOTE’s Bella Robinson aka Ramona Flour

Remembering Margo: Don & Eileen Sobjack

Land Acknowledgement: Celestina Pearl

Original Song: Claudette Sterk, Margo’s sister 

Reverend Donna Schaper of Judson Church

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Candle Lighting Ritual: Annie Sprinkle

Welcome: Carol Queen ‒ Center for Sex & Culture 

The Berlin Strippers Collective

US PROStitutes Collective

Australian Prostitutes Collective

Thailand Sex Worker Advocate

A Message from the Netherlands

With Love from Friends in France

Brazilian Network of Prostitutes

Ruth Morgan ‒ NSWP Global Sex Worker Project

Fuck For Forest ‒ Ecoporn Activists

Lizzie Borden ‒ writer/director, “Born in Flames” & “Working Girls” 

Gail Pheterson ‒ Author Vindication of the Rights of Whores

Marilyn Haft 

Leigh Oshiro-Brantly

Melissa Ditmore – Prostitutes of New York (PONY) 

 Buck Angel ‒ Activist, Entrepreneur & Sex Worker 

Nina Hartley, RN, advocate, activist, porn star

Xaviera Hollander ‒ Author The Happy Hooker

Wrestling Homage: Playgirl Mansion Presents

Sadie Lune ‒ Artist, Sexworker, Queer Parent

Trina Robbins

Carol Leigh aka Scarlot HarlotSex worker activist and artist

Molly Bode & Kayla Kahn

Kate Marquez ‒ Author How Prostitution Saved My Life

Gloria Lockett ‒ Founder of California Prostitutes Education Project

Josh Pryor (Captain of the Ruby)  & Flicka McGurrin (Owner of Pier 23)

Priscilla Alexander ‒ COYOTE Activist, Co-Founder Nat’l Task Force on Prostitution

Dolores French – Author Working: My Life as a Prostitute

Mitchell Tropin

Lottie Da ‒ Sex Worker Author Bad Girls of the Silver Screen 

Norma Jean Almodovar ‒ ISWFACE, Author Cop to Call Girl

 Veronica Vera , Author, Miss Vera’s Cross Gender Academy

Rafael Mandelman – San Francisco City Supervisor

 Closing Song St. James Infirmary: Zara Bode 

Greeting from Margo’s Archivists at Harvard’s Schlesinger Library 


Ceyenne Doroshow ‒ Gay & Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society (G.L.I.T.S.)

Yin Q. ‒ Message from Red Canary Song  

St. James Infirmary Tribute &  Award Ceremony

Closing Words: Carol Queen

Candle Blowing Ritual: Annie Sprinkle


“HARD WORK” — Documentary film about Margo St. James (30 minutes)

We are raising money to pay for the memorial production costs and raise money for St. James Infirmary, CAL PEP, Center for Sex and Culture.

Production Costs for the Celebration of Life for Margo St. James — Funds raised will pay for the memorial productions costs. After those are covered, we’ll split all proceeds between St. James Infirmary, CAL PEP, and Center for Sex and Culture.


St. James Infirmary — A peer-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving Sex Workers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We are the first occupational health and safety clinic in the U.S. run by Sex Workers for Sex Workers!


CAL PEP — Founded in 1984, The California Prostitutes Education Project is one of the first HIV education, prevention and street outreach organizations in the country. CAL-PEP’s model of service is based on one-on-one outreach and education. We serve high risk, hard to reach African American and Latinos, women, youth and LGBTQ folks who are disproportionately affected by HIV.


Center for Sex and Culture (CSC) — The Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture[2] is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.

Donation Levels

$TBD: Bawdy Booty (a donation in any amount)

$20: Floozy Fan

$100: Heart of Gold

$250: Pleasure Activist

$500: Change Maker

$1,000: Whoreculturist

$2,500: Sweet Charity

$5,000: Show Angel

$10,000: Big Spender

$20,000: Living Legacy

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