I’m a living, breathing reminder that people who aren’t cisgender heterosexual men have to make hard choices around survival every day.
As a queer woman who grew up in a conservative setting, burlesque dancer Jo Weldon found freedom, fun and her calling in underground nightlife.
"I’ve been waiting for this day since I was 18."
We must end the criminalization of all people who work in the sex trade in order to end this violence. Laws punishing people who engage in sex work serve only to worsen the violence and economic hardships of transgender people already struggling to survive.
Meet Fanfan, Gypsi, Jojo, Mado, Mimi, Nenette and Nono. And, of course, Mr. X.
Police say they found dog hair in Falls' car, along with bleach, handcuffs and knives.
The health and safety of sex workers: It's not an issue most of us tend to think about every day, but it's yet another example
Porn has taught me one thing absolutely: that people's sexuality is fractured and everyone is ham-handed about dealing with it. As clumsy as any negotiation about sexual politics has ever been, being a sex worker is like placing a loaded gun on the table.