With the help of Covenant House, a downtown shelter, and then SOS, he stayed clean for five years.
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.
Young and proud males feel that they deserve to have free sex.
When they grow older, the idea that they have to pay for if they want to get laid galls them. The client who pays for sex usually gets exactly what he wants, with a minimum waste of time, whereas the cruisers in any venue, have to make do with whatever is available to them on at a given time.
- Hommes louer : la prostitution masculine, un documentaire hors du commun (2011, Translation): "Une socit qui abandonne son enfance, c'est comme la fin du monde." Avec Hommes louer, un documentaire coproduit par Inform Action et l'Office national du film, Rodrigue Jean nous entrane sans esbroufe au coeur de l'univers de la prostitution masculine Montral.
- 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.
For one, the male prostitute is tarred with the same brush as his female counterpart.
Four months in, he says he has more than 350 clients, mostly sex workers aged 16 to 30.
Often, they did car dates - hopping into cars whose drivers slowed down to let them in.
Conducting business in the streets was extremely disadvantageous for them.
Once they could advertise their services on,the Web, they had a much wider market for their services.
- Queer youth sex workers remain at risk (2013, Toronto): Former client revives Street Outreach Services...