Wednesday, May 19, 2010

GAY SEX WORKERS GET THE SHAFT


In light of the most recent gay male sex worker scandal, Sean Bugg wrote an opinion piece about sex workers and society's attitudes towards them that really resonated for me and I thought I would share:

"We're[the gay community] not an island separate from mainstream culture — we're not immune from making the same judgments and condemnations about the sex workers in our community, whether they base their work on the Internet or on the streets. As someone who has long believed that the criminalization of prostitution inevitably leads to the mistreatment of sex workers — the people who need protection the most are able to find it the least — I've often been surprised by the disdain and disinterest with which too many LGBT people view sex workers.

2 comments:

  1. I, for one, do not look down on anyone who can make a living performing the most beautiful, fabulous act God has given us -- whether it is for recreation or procreation.

    I have expended thousands of hours and dollars watching those individuals perform in all their glorious splendor. It has given me many thousands of hours of pleasure.

    I believe in their right to be free to perform any act between consenting adults without intervention from any government: local, state, federal, or international.

    I hereby state that I am ready to march, sit-in, and stand up and be counted in the fight against harassment of sex workers in what I believe is the greatest nation on the face of the earth.

    I will sign petitions, I will organize protestors, just tell me what I can do.

    I believe in these beautiful men and women who risk their very lives for our selfish pleasure.

    Randal in Kansas City

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  2. In my heart of hearts I doubt that they are overly concerned with our "selfish" pleasure. Don't pay them and see if they do it.

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