In the latest episode of #AnalAboutMyHealth, Mama Celeste and Kochina Rude are spreading the good word that SEX WORK IS WORK! We spoke with Celestina Pearl of St James Infirmary who talks to us about her experience doing outreach to sex workers on the streets of San Francisco, as well as some of the stigmas around sex work and the need for decriminalization.
MPact has teamed up with St James and TrishTV for our #AnalAboutMyHealth campaign featuring Bay Area drag performers discussing taboo topics with local and global experts in the field of sexual health and human rights. We’re breaking down stigma about harm reduction, drug use, sex work, living with HIV, and anal health – and who better to help than drag queens! Stay tuned for more videos soon!
Get more information about sex workers rights:
- In the United States
- Around the globe
Do you have a butt? Learn more about how to take your sexual health into your own hands with our handy guide to anal health.
MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights was founded in 2006 by a group of activists concerned about the disproportionate HIV disease burden shouldered by men who have sex with men. MPact works at the intersection of sexual health and human rights, and is linked to more than 120 community-based organizations in 62 countries who are fighting for the sexual health and human rights of gay and bisexual men around the world.
About St James Infirmary
St. James Infirmary is a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers and their families. We exist to provide free, compassionate, and non-judgmental healthcare and social services for Sex Workers (current or former) of all genders and sexual orientations while preventing occupational illnesses and injuries through a comprehensive continuum of services.
Trish is a collective of drag performers and visual artists in the Bay Area founded in 2017 by Cash Monet & Mama Celeste. Trish’s goal is to expand the art of drag beyond the nightclub stage through video production, print publications, art installations and new media. Trish believes that drag can be a vehicle for social change as it provides a platform to not only entertain but engage conversations on gender, race, sexuality, self-expression, politics, culture and the many systems that oppress us.