Four months in, he says he has more than 350 clients, mostly sex workers aged 16 to 30.
Almost all are gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans identified, and most are homeless.
Joseph Itiel's Weblog (2009): In my first book about sex work (A Consumers Guide to Male Hustlers,) I wrote at length about the differences between male and female prostitutes.
My editor thought that this part was superfluous and wanted me to delete it.
They do not appreciate their good fortune because they do not remember the sad old days.
I have never encountered a pimp for male sex workers anywhere in the world.
The hustlers of old stood on specific street corners waiting for johns.
Often, they did car dates - hopping into cars whose drivers slowed down to let them in.
- Male sex workers' support program stronger than ever (2012): When Matthew Taylor founded HUSTLE: Men on the Move in Vancouver in 2007, it was one of the few outreach organizations in Canada to work specifically with men in the sex industry, providing peer support, safer-sex materials, nutrition, harm reduction and needle exchanges to street-level sex workers and street-involved youth. There are still only a handful of male-specific support services that exist across the country.
So in the winter of 2010, when government funding issues threatened to close HUSTLEs parent agency, PEERS Vancouver, Taylor began looking to other options.
- Journey into the Heart of Transgender Prostitution in the Bronx (2010).