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Destigmatizing Sex Work: Lunch-and-Learn Workshops for Professionals – Online

HUSTLE’s lunch-and-learn style workshops are designed for professionals in the social services sector across BC to help better meet male sex worker’s needs in community. Sex workers are an important part of all of our communities – even if you don’t work directly with sex workers, you will likely meet many in your line of work. Our goal is to provide some background information about sex work and discuss best practices for how to address stigma in the workplace and provide appropriate care. 

Some of the topics covered:   

  • Appropriate and non-stigmatizing language 
  • The Continuum of Sexual Exchange (What is sex work? And how does it differ from trafficking?) 
  • Sex work history in Vancouver and Victoria  
  • Sex work and the law  
  • Male sex work community-specific needs  
  • Stereotypes and assumptions 
  • Impacts of stigma 
  • Best practices, allyship, and disclosures 

The two-part online training will take place over Zoom from 12pm-1pm on the following dates:  

March 22nd: Sex work 101 – History, the Law, and Community Needs 

March 29th: Impacts of Stigma and Best Practices 


Fill out this form to register now 


You do not need to attend the first workshop in order to attend the second, but we strongly recommend attending both if sex work is a new or unfamiliar topic for you.  

Please don’t hesitate to contact Daniel (daniel@checkhimout.tempurl.host) or Jonathan (jonathan@checkhimout.tempurl.host) if you have questions.  

Unable to attend this time? Reach out to Daniel or Jonathan to book HUSTLE’s stigma reduction workshop for your team, free of cost!  

This group is open to self-identified men (trans, cis, and other men), two-spirit and non-binary folks who also identify as gay, bi, queer, asexual, and/or as guys who are into/or have sex with guys (for any reason – including for work).


March 22, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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