HUSTLE is designed and implemented by experiential men who see a need for an increase in specific front-line programming / support services for survival male/Trans sex workers.
Attention is also given to identifying and supporting street involved youth who may be at risk of exploitation in Vancouver Communities.
- Queer youth sex workers remain at risk (2013, Toronto): Former client revives Street Outreach Services...
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.
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.
Joseph Itiel's Weblog (2009): In my first book about sex work (A Consumers Guide to Male Hustlers,) I wrote at length about the differences between male and female prostitutes.
My editor thought that this part was superfluous and wanted me to delete it.
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.
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.
Sex Workers and the Gay Community (2013): Why then the opprobrium that so many gays have against male sex workers?