Research-to-Action

Downtown Eastside gentrification increases risks for trans sex workers: study

This article features the voice of Leslie Pierre, study co-author, trans woman, and former PACE staff member.

Vancouver Sun
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Downtown Eastside transgender sex workers have been pushed by gentrification into isolated areas, forcing them to make a hole in a fence for a quick escape route from violent customers, reveals a new study from the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.