Sex Work, Violence, and Queer Community

Apr 18, 2013 Full story: Advocate

Amber Dawn and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore met each other nearly a decade ago, at a Vancouver bar where Dawn was performing an original piece about her life as an out queer sex worker.

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“Dorata's worthless turd”

Since: Mar 09

Buffalo, NY

#1 Apr 18, 2013
Sounds like Kaisertown Jimmy's family.
Bernard Continelli

New York, NY

#2 Apr 18, 2013
It's partly their own fault for adopting the word "queer" as normal. When I was younger the theme of gay movies like 1973's made-for-TV "That Certain Summer" with Martin Sheen and Hal Holbrook was: "We're just like straights except for our orientation". At this time the word 'queer' was still a deragoratory one - as it SHOULD be.

But shortly after that they embraced not just rampant promiscuity devoid of any sense of 'classic Platonic love'(and the AIDS epidemic that accompanied it) but flamboyant outrageousness too - and to this day too idolizing such freak-a-zoids from Andromeda like Lady Gaga. Small wonder it's taken them so long to get accepted.

If I had a child who was genuinely gay I'd encourage he or she to distance themself from the so-called militant 'gay mafia' and be gay in the context of normal, middle-class values as opposed to the kind of degenerates characteristic of the West Hollywood scene.

United States

#3 May 5, 2014
For the queer guy. It makes you see imaginary drinking buddies at the Blue Oyster.

Buffalo, NY

#4 May 7, 2014
wheres the Blue Oyster?

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