Gerald Hannon retires from sex work

Gerald Hannon is retiring from sex work and throwing a party on Nov 25 at Goodhandy’s nightblub in Toronto to celebrate!!!

Hannon, who is also a board member of Xtra’s publisher Pink Triangle Press, has been a sex worker for close to 25 years. Along the way he has been the object of lust, love and hate.

Back in the mid- ’90s Hannon was at the centre of a media circus when the press picked up on this work in the sex trade and cross-referenced it with his work as an instructor at Ryerson University.

“Ryerson Prof: I’m A Hooker” screamed the cover of the Toronto Sun.

Below is a video interview between Hannon and fellow sex worker Sasha Van Bon Bon.

The proceeds from Hannon’s retirement party are going to Toronto Sex workers Action Project.