Previously, sex workers were penalized for locking their doors, putting them at risk of robberies, assaults, and even death, they say.
Several sex workers told VICE News they believe Bella Thorne's OnlyFans account led to the changes, but the site denies the allegations.
Migrant sex workers who are in the industry by choice say cops and border security conflate sex trafficking with sex work as a way to police migration in Canada.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit undocumented people, domestic workers, homeless people, sex workers, and other marginalized communities hardest.
"I need to find a different way to make money as soon as possible, or I’ll end up on the street."
On International Women's Day 2020, sex workers and allies gathered in Soho to protest for decriminalisation.
Sex work is a cornerstone of society, and there are more ways to support people who do it than just tipping generously (though that's a great start).
He allegedly set up an elaborate sting operation just to prove that prostitution exists, exploiting a sex worker in the process.
Arnold Viersen's comments come less than two weeks after two sex workers were found dead on the same day in Quebec.