For one, the male prostitute is tarred with the same brush as his female counterpart.
Gay society has adopted many of the values and prejudices of the straights even when they do not apply to homosexual s.
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.
From its inception, the gay movement has advocated that persons can do with their own bodies whatever they want even change their birth sex.
Why, then, is there so much disdain against sex work if it is not coerced?
So in the winter of 2010, when government funding issues threatened to close HUSTLEs parent agency, PEERS Vancouver, Taylor began looking to other options.
- 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.