Liara Roux is a sex worker, independent adult media producer and director, a political organizer focused on freedom of expression for adult workers online, and an advocate for decriminalization and protection of consensual adult activity including queer and sex worker rights and safety worldwide.
Liara is known for their interest in freedom of expression and expertise in online content creation, cryptocurrencies, virtual reality media, and for their various commercial and non-profit projects. They have been interviewed by or had projects featured by the press in publications such as Vice, Wired, Playboy, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed News, International Business Times, and BBC Technology and on blogs such as Reason, The Mary Sue, Kotaku, The Daily Dot, and ErosBlog. They’ve written as Liara for Huffington Post, XBiz, Motherboard, Broadly, and Tits and Sass.
They have been publicly involved with adult media creation and sex work as Liara Roux for half a decade and are now producing and directing their own videos. Before Patreon started removing pornography, they were one of the most popular adult content Patreon creators.
In 2017, Liara organized and penned an Open Letter to Patreon along with a working group. The open letter, available at www.OpenLetterToPatreon.com, was a response to Patreon’s new policies to do with adult content and strove to advocate for vulnerable creators in danger of being removed from the online funding platform.
In 2018, a film called “GFE” that Liara worked on (and was the only star of) was screened at SXSW without their consent, sparking fan reaction, media attention and legal action by Liara’s representation. They are currently involved in legal negotiations to do with the film.
In the aftermath of FOSTA/SESTA, Liara is working with other harm reduction volunteers to document the impact of the bill on marginalized communities, coordinate media outreach and get technical resources to vulnerable workers. In June 2018, Liara attended a massive Sex Worker Lobby Day in Washington DC.
Later in June 2018, Liara and Ashley Lake organized a Reddit event on the official “Ask Me Anything” community featuring over 60 sex workers, trafficking survivors, and other experts (even politicians) taking questions from the public. According to Reddit, the #SexWorkAMA had the most verified participants ever in an AMA, and the event received almost 900 thousand viewers and 8 thousand comments.
Liara was a finalist for Sex Worker of the Year at the 2018 Sexual Freedom Awards. The Sexual Freedom Awards have been held annually in London for 24 years.
When not traveling for work, Liara lives in NYC. Liara identifies as genderqueer and uses a variety of pronouns for work and they/them in general. They’re on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. They also stream playing videogames on Twitch. Their Snapchat is currently private and only available to fans through special promotions.
They are represented by Austin Law Group in San Francisco, where Alex Austin can be reached for comment on relevant issues. Links to projects, bylines, and interviews and previous press coverage, followed by materials and information for press features can be found below.
Materials below may be reprinted in editorial context without specific permission. Additional materials, higher resolution images and original video files available upon request.
Residency: New York City, United States of America
Sexual Orientation: Queer
AdventuresofLiaraRoux.com Webcomic with Aubrie Haze
Social Media Links
Patreon: Adult Content Reference Sheet Two Pages – Reference sheet originally used for meeting with Adult Content Creators and Patreon representatives at Patrecon 2017 in LA. Later made available online. Summarizes issues with Patreon’s approach, speculation on the cause of the TOS changes, summary of our knowledge, conflict, goals and challenges.
Portraits and Promotional Photographs
These images are owned by Liara Roux and available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License