“This book, to me, is about a human-rights movement,” says Chateauvert, citing the complicated issues surrounding sex work, which span everything from immigration and class to sexual health. “It’s about a movement that began as a civil-rights movement, with people who identified as transgender and as women of color and as sex workers, and their efforts to challenge the stigmas that they faced be-cause of their identity and to gain rights and freedom to be able to do a lot more than merely be identified as prostitutes.”
Chateauvert will discuss the movement and sign her book tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 East Colfax Avenue. Admission is free; visit tatteredcover.com for more information.
Fri., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., 2014