"You have to know that the hate you face as a woman is much worse than being a male, cis, or trans. It's a different world," Samuel East, a transgender Toronto sex worker, told me over a cup of coffee last month. In his mid-20s, East is relatively new to identifying as male, and he only recently started medically transitioning with testosterone. His life as a sex worker, however, has been long.
February 10 / VICE