(Háttér, Hungary) Sex workers protesting for equal opportunity in Budapest. “On the 2nd of June we celebrate the Sex Workers International Day. In 1975, the same day, nearly 100 sex workers and their supporters occupied the St. Nizier Church in Lyon, France where they protested with sitting strike against discrimination and ill-treatment.” (from SZEXE, the Hungarian Association for Sex Workers’ Rights)
Transgender women sex workers suffer multiple violence, from transphobia to sexism, anti-sexwork sentiments to social marginalization and police brutality. As sex worker activists point out, an abusive client cannot be considered a “client” anymore, but a perpetrator.