I refused, because the difference between male and female adult sex workers is between free male independent contractors and enslaved women.I have never encountered a pimp for male sex workers anywhere in the world.
Some 25 years earlier, due to the Internet and cell phones (and before that gay newspapers) the street hustling scene has changed drastically.
- Male sex workers' support program stronger than ever (2012): When Matthew Taylor founded HUSTLE: Men on the Move in Vancouver in 2007, it was one of the few outreach organizations in Canada to work specifically with men in the sex industry, providing peer support, safer-sex materials, nutrition, harm reduction and needle exchanges to street-level sex workers and street-involved youth. There are still only a handful of male-specific support services that exist across the country.
So in the winter of 2010, when government funding issues threatened to close HUSTLEs parent agency, PEERS Vancouver, Taylor began looking to other options.
- 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.