He offers counselling, safe-sex kits, and HIV and harm-reduction information, and he connects clients to job-skills training and assistance with schooling and housing.
Many have experienced discrimination and abuse at the hands of their parents, or within the system; many have been kicked out of their homes or run away.
HUSTLE is designed and implemented by experiential men who see a need for an increase in specific front-line programming / support services for survival male/Trans sex workers.
Attention is also given to identifying and supporting street involved youth who may be at risk of exploitation in Vancouver Communities.
Sex Workers and the Gay Community (2013): Why then the opprobrium that so many gays have against male sex workers?
For one, the male prostitute is tarred with the same brush as his female counterpart.
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.
- HUSTLE: Men on the Move (2008): We are an outreach and support program which effectively offers a male/youth specific component to PEERS Vancouver.
You can do it from your sofa: The increasing popularity of the internet as a working site amongst male sex workers in Melbourne (2013): The article also highlights the seemingly large numbers of men using dating websites who are casually propositioned online and may consent to such proposals, suggesting further research is required to ascertain the characteristics and experiences of those involved in informal sex work activity.
- Male escort accused of trying to extort 0,000 from former client (2012).
He is no longer doing sex work, something he says he was determined to stop. So, when funding cuts forced SOS to close down in 2011, Lougheed was devastated.
In August, he made the decision to restart SOS on his own.