Author Archives: Thierry Schaffauser

About Thierry Schaffauser

Queer, sex worker, drugs user, student in Gender History, GMB trade unionist, migrant, wants to change the world, etc

We are whores, and what are you?

Text by Morgane Merteuil, general secretary of STRASS. Translated from French by Luca Darkholme.     We are whores, and what are you? Discussions about sex work often are an excuse for a surge of violence from those who have … Continue reading

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Statement SERTUC LGBT network

SERTUC LGBT Network The SERTUC LGBT Network has successfully raised its profile since its relaunch in 2005. The SERTUC LGBT Network has – Organised five very successful LGBT History Month events bringing people into Congress House and making them aware … Continue reading

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Why I think I am an Aspie

I am waiting for my GP to call me back and hopefully give me a referral to a psychologist/psychiatrist. Meanwhile I have done a lit of reasons why I think I have got Asperger syndrome. I can’t wait to have … Continue reading

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Kolkata conference: my presentation on the freedom to unionise

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HIV/AIDS: Obama kills sex workers

Yesterday, NSWP president Andrew Hunter made a good speech and explained many of sex workers’ issues in the context of HIV/AIDS. The US travel restrictions will prevent sex workers to be in Washington, but it is in Washington that will … Continue reading

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Global sex worker conference starting in Kolkata

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Are male sex workers really better off?

There is an assumption that male sex workers are different from women. When you listen to some discourses, female sex workers are portrayed as victims or very vulnerable while male sex workers are just ignored. It is not just because … Continue reading

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