Amsterdam is displaying male sex workers in its Red Light District this Pride for an important reason

If you’ve ever visited Amsterdam, you’ve probably heard about the popular Red Light District, where female sex workers often stand in one of 300 windows to advertise their services.

According to Boy Culture, Amsterdam is celebrating Pride by putting male sex workers in the red light district windows to help highlight an important cause. It’s not only a much celebrated display of the city’s acceptance of queer sexuality,

it’s also an awareness campaign by the non-profit brothel and sex worker advocacy group, My Red Light, and the escort site, HUNQZ.com.

A spokesman for the campaign, said “Our view is that sex workers should be able to work freely, safely and in good working conditions and that they should enjoy the same rights as other independent entrepreneurs.”

The campaign is meant to highlight the need for greater legal protections for sex workers.

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