We are a small sex worked led association of sex workers and others who care about the welfare of sex workers in Ireland. We are campaigning against calls to criminalise the purchase of sex, and for the health, safety, human, civil and labour rights of sex workers.
Turn Off the Blue Light is a grassroots movement which started out on an escort website in February 2011, in response to the launch of Turn Off the Red Light, a campaign calling for further criminalisation of sex work. On 23 March 2011 our association of independent sex workers was formed and took over the Turn Off the Blue Light campaign.
Our Constitution sets out that we are led by sex workers. Membership is open to all individuals and organisations who support our objectives, but only those working in the sex industry are voting members. All Officers of our Committee are sex workers. Our Members, Friends of TOBL and Admin Support are both sex workers and non sex workers.
We aim to raise awareness of the reality of sex work in Ireland, put forward constructive ways of dealing with the problems that exist, and counter the false information currently being put out there by organisations with religious and radical feminist agendas on prostitution.