LOS ANGELES — Adult performer and industry advocate Siouxsie Q has decided to toss her hat in the ring of politics again, announcing today that she is officially campaigning for a seat on the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee’s board of directors.
Siouxsie Q said that she sees “tremendous potential” for the future of APAC as one reason why she’s running for the secretary slot on the board.
“I hope to have the opportunity to help it grow,” Siouxsie Q said. “I care deeply about this industry and its workers. I love performing, but more than anything I love the people that do this work.
“I’m proud of who we are, what we do and at the end of the day the diversity of voices, experiences and perspectives that often threaten to divide us are in fact, truly what makes our community great, strong and vibrant," she said. "We may never unite on every issue, but what we do all share is that this world sees us as second-class citizens, which is why coming together and organizing as a political force is critical for our community. I am committed to that fight.”
Siouxsie Q started in the adult biz at the Lusty Lady Peep Show in San Francisco and moved over to performing in front of the camera in 2013.
In recent years, she also was the policy director at the Free Speech Coalition, the trade group for the adult entertainment industry.
Siouxsie Q said that during her time with FSC as its first staff member who was also an active performer, she was tasked with mobilizing adult film performers to attend an important Cal/OSHA Standards Board hearing and speak out against proposed regulations over bloodborne pathogens on the adult film set.
“After a solid month of social media outreach and grassroots organizing, over 100 performers showed up to the hearing and spoke their truth, imploring the Cal/OSHA Standards Board to listen to the workers who would be affected by the proposed regulations. In an unexpected plot twist, the state regulators actually listened to a group of impassioned porn stars and we won,” she said.
Siouxsie Q also was instrumental to the adult industry during the No on Prop 60 campaign in California.
“There was no stopping until we had won,” Siouxsie Q said. “And we did. By over 1 million votes. Though our campaign had been outspent nearly 10 to one, we changed hearts and minds around the world based on the sheer will of our community and power of our voices. Now, I want us to never forget that when unite and fight, we can change the course of history.
Siouxsie Q noted that it would be a “great honor” to serve on the board of directors for APAC.
Siouxsie Q said she’d plan to use her experience from the No on Prop 60 campaign to “increase involvement from the performer population and grow an active community of volunteers, activists and leaders, along with a robust network of coalition partners and resources.”
“I want to make sure each and every APAC member is informed, involved, empowered and supported in their choices,” she said. “I humbly ask for your vote, and also promise that no matter what I’ll never stop fighting for and serving our community.”
Siouxsie Q has been publicly endorsed by numerous individuals in the adult biz, including performer and speaker JizLee of Pink and White Productions and MoReese, who recently served on the FSC board of directors.
APAC members may cast one vote until Jan. 15. The new board member will be inducted later this month to complete the current 2017-2019 two-year board member term. Votes can be cast here.