HUSTLE works hard to provide a wide range of tips to help keep you safer.

  • Transitions

    Transitions is a new dynamic program at Health Initiative for Men that engages a diverse group of men involved in the sex industry in Metro Vancouver. Through a multi-phase program of support, Transitions aims to increase men’s personal and professional capacity and provide them with the tools necessary to reduce their reliance on sex work […]

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  • Sex Work Law Reform – HIM Position Paper

    Part 1 Recent changes to Canada’s laws governing sex work criminalize individuals who are involved in the sex industry, with broad implications for sex workers in Vancouver and beyond. In addition, there is a general lack of awareness and understanding about the realities of male sex workers involved in the sex industry in Vancouver. Health […]

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  • Trans Men: Sex Work and Health

    Like many of our communities, sex work populations reflect a diverse spectrum of experiences and identities. Trans men who are providing sexual services are little talked about, and even more rarely will there be services especially tailored to trans men. There are spaces online for workers to communicate and support each other, but service providers […]

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  • Fentanyl: Awareness, Safety, and Community

    In April of this year, BC’s chief health officer, Dr. Perry Kendall, declared a public health emergency in response to the rash of overdose deaths in recent months. Reports from the Downtown East Side have suggested that there is virtually no heroin left on the streets – fentanyl has pushed it out, being cheaper and […]

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  • PrEP and PEP: Overview and Resources

    In recent community health initiatives, from HUSTLE and HIM to our neighbourhood partners such as STOP and YouthCo, you may have heard talk about PEP and PrEP. Sexual health is not always as straightforward as wearing a condom (we did a past Safety Tip discussing Gardasil9: #GetGarded), and information is key to empowering yourself in […]

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  • Rentboy and the Travel Act

    In August of 2015, the US escort site rentboy.com was shut down – a raid conducted by the Department of Homeland Security and New York Police Department resulted in the closing of the site and a flurry of rumours and confusion. Theories of money laundering and trafficking were the most popular, but the truth, as […]

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  • Working Online

    As a program of HIM, HUSTLE is committed to providing information and resources that can assist guys with making healthy, informed decisions about their lives. We neither condemn nor condone an individual’s decision to engage in sex work, but rather support guys by providing them with resources, no matter where they currently may exist on […]

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  • Bill C-36

    Last year, we published The Bedford Decision – Sex work, the law, and what this means to you!, a post discussing and dissecting the upcoming changes to Canada’s laws surrounding sex work, and our charter of rights and freedoms. In November 2014, the Conservative government introduced Bill C-36: The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons […]

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  • #GetGarded

    A vaccine is available and recommended for gay and bisexual men of all ages for the prevention of HPV. Gardasil® protects against HPV infection caused by the four most common strains of the virus, while the newly released Gardasil® 9 protects against five additional cancer-causing strains. (from getgarded.ca) What is HPV? HPV is Human Papillomavirus […]

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  • Know Your Options

    Our last Safety Tip summarized the outcomes of the recent Bedford Decision, which involved striking down the unconstitutional provisions relating to sex work. To recap, the provisions were: –          CC s. 210: Bawdy-House Laws (prohibiting keeping a brothel) –          CC s. 212(1)(j): Living on the Avails of Prostitution –          CC s. 213(1)(c): The Communication Law […]

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    Legal Framework