Sex Worker Activism and the Unfinished Queer Agenda

In chapter 4 of The Unfinished Queer Agenda After Marriage Equality, long-time sex worker rights advocate¬†Kate D’Adamo¬†looks at intersections between sex worker and LGBTQ movements. As she says at the beginning of her essay, the focus on marriage asked “How do we relate?” and answered “Just like everyone else.” But now it’s time for a new question: “How do we survive?

image of selection from Kate D'Adamo's chapter on queer sex work

Kate lays out three different frameworks for looking at queer sex work: economics, criminalization, and sex and identity. This makes for a clear but layered discussion that activists, students, and scholars should all find helpful.