Here for Sex Workers
For many LGBTQ+ people, participation in street economies is often critical to survival, particularly for LGBTQ+ youth and transgender women of color who face all-too-common family rejection and vastly disproportionate rates of violence, homelessness, and discrimination in employment, housing, and education.
Laws exist that criminalize sexual exchange – whether by the seller or the buyer – which impede sex workers’ ability to negotiate condom use and other boundaries, and force many to work in hidden or remote places where they are more vulnerable to violence. When LGBTQ+ people are prosecuted for sex work, they face alarmingly high rates of harassment and physical and sexual abuse behind bars.
Through LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training (see our Training & Education section), we're able to address issues of discrimination in employment, housing, education, etc.
We're here for the health and safety of sex workers. We work with our clients in a supportive and non-judgmental way, whether their interest is to access sexual health services, condoms, or linkage to our partners for help with housing and other resources.