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- 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 is no longer doing sex work, something he says he was determined to stop. So, when funding cuts forced SOS to close down in 2011, Lougheed was devastated.
I have never encountered a pimp for male sex workers anywhere in the world.
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.