In this episode of OFTV, we'll take a look at Vancouver's Golden Age of Prostitution from 1975-1985, in which Indigenous trans sex workers ruled the streets of the West End. We'll discuss how sex workers organized for their rights and safety, in opposition to gay white residents groups, the police, and the state. So tune in and get all the dirt, gossip, and glamour from trans history!
Ross, B. L. (2012). Outdoor Brothel Culture: The Un/Making of a Transsexual Stroll in Vancouver's West End, 1975–1984. Journal of historical sociology, 25(1), 126-150.
Ross, B., & Sullivan, R. (2012). Tracing lines of horizontal hostility: How sex workers and gay activists battled for space, voice, and belonging in Vancouver, 1975–1985. Sexualities, 15(5-6), 604-621.
Hookers on Davie (1984) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3foUxsqAPE