- Queer youth sex workers remain at risk (2013, Toronto): Former client revives Street Outreach Services...
With the help of Covenant House, a downtown shelter, and then SOS, he stayed clean for five years.
He offers counselling, safe-sex kits, and HIV and harm-reduction information, and he connects clients to job-skills training and assistance with schooling and housing.
Many have experienced discrimination and abuse at the hands of their parents, or within the system; many have been kicked out of their homes or run away.
Second, they had absolutely no control over their time. Fourth, waiting for johns in inclement weather often forced them to lower their asking price drastically, in order to get out of the rain or snow.
Once they could advertise their services on,the Web, they had a much wider market for their services.
The hustlers of old stood on specific street corners waiting for johns.
Often, they did car dates - hopping into cars whose drivers slowed down to let them in.
Conducting business in the streets was extremely disadvantageous for them.
First, the were hassled by the police as well as by competitors. Third, by standing in designated street corners they advertised themselves as hustlers to all passersby.
They do not appreciate their good fortune because they do not remember the sad old days.
Some 25 years earlier, due to the Internet and cell phones (and before that gay newspapers) the street hustling scene has changed drastically.
Sex Workers and the Gay Community (2013): Why then the opprobrium that so many gays have against male sex workers?