RhED produces a bi-annual social health magazine – RED.

The RED magazine has a sex worker reference group that meets three times per edition. Please contact Kima if you are interested in being part of the group, M: 0459 988 804 or email sexworker@sexworker.org.au for more information.

Each issue is packed with a variety of features, regular items including Trade Talk and Media Talk, as well as contributions from sex workers such as stories, poems and information.

RED aims to reflect the diversity of our readership and to do this we need your feedback and contributions. Please send us your information, opinions, ideas, artwork and requests for articles of interest to you. Post, fax, phone or email us: any way you like – just keep in touch!

If you wish to advertise in the RED magazine or receive a hard copy, please phone RhED 1800 458 752 or email sexworker@sexworker.org.au


RED Edition #33 April 2018

Dear RED readers

Welcome to the 33rd edition of the RED magazine.

The RhED program has been exceptionally busy with a range of initiatives and events to highlight sex worker rights and harness the power of community.

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers was marked by a community event at O’Donnell Gardens in St Kilda with sex workers and allies in December 2017. Once again the RhED program was represented at Pride March in St Kilda in the scorching heat in January 2018. Many thanks to the sex workers and allies who joined us at these events.

International Sex Worker Rights Day this year was celebrated at Gasworks Arts Park in Albert Park, Melbourne with the launch of the RhED art exhibition. Over 80 art works were created over the course of the RhED two year art project, the culmination being the exhibited works at a three week exhibition at Gasworks. The artworks proved to be a powerful tool in a public setting to challenge the stigma and discrimination about the sex industry and to highlight the need for better workplace and legal rights. You can see a snapshot of some of the incredible works exhibited on pages 20-25 of this edition.

The RhED team also had a presence at the International Women’s Day event on 7 March in Melbourne, with an information table. We marched alongside volunteers, sex workers and allies in acknowledgement of structural inequality and human rights issues.

There have been some significant changes to RhED’s Pathways program. This program now operates as its’ own stream of RhED.

RhED has established its sex worker advisory committee to enhance opportunities to engage with and receive feedback from the industry about the work we are doing. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more about this new initiative.

We will have other events and opportunities coming up throughout the year so please keep in touch with us via our Facebook pages and/or our website for further details.

As always, if you have any feedback about improving the magazine or any of RhED’s services, please contact us directly at sexworker@sexworker.org.au or 1800 458 752.

In solidarity


Catriona Hodgson
Coordinator RhED
Erin Black
Coordinator Pathways


Trade talk

Media talk

#33 Worker U English Chinese Korean Thai – contribution

Salome’s Circle – Stigma, Silence and Stacey – contribution

Sex Worker Relationships: Dating a sex worker who is also transgender – contribution

Sex Work and romantic relationships – contribution

Pillow Talk: Juggling personal relationships with our job as sex workers – contribution

#33 My Red Umrella tattoo – contribution

From The Archives: Australian lesbian and Gay Archive visit – contribution

Street Based Sex Worker – contribution

#33 Art Project – The Sex Worker Exhibition – contribution

Migrant pages RhED Arts Project #33– English, Chinese, Korean Thai – contribution

RhED Arts Project – The Sex Worker Exhibition – English, Chinese, Korean and Thai

Review: The Florida Project

Out and About: Midsumma Carnival – contribution

RhED welcomes Christina, Amy and Xiaolei – Pathways case managers

Ugly Mugs