Why, then, is there so much disdain against sex work if it is not coerced?
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.
- Survival sex work and increased HIV risk among sexual minority street-involved youth (2010): Sexual minority street youth are not only more likely to engage in survival sex work but also demonstrate elevated HIV risk behavior.
- HUSTLE: Men on the Move (2008): We are an outreach and support program which effectively offers a male/youth specific component to PEERS Vancouver.
Four months in, he says he has more than 350 clients, mostly sex workers aged 16 to 30.
Almost all are gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans identified, and most are homeless.