DROP IN TIMES
If you are a sex worker, our drop in hours are the best hours to contact one of our peer educators or to come in to purchase supplies. During these hours only peers will be on-site.
NOTE: HOURS CURRENT IN 2017
*February update* -- due to staffing challenges, please call prior to dropping in to confirm availability
We are available outside these times for outreach, workshops, private appointments or external meetings.
For more information about our services or to arrange an appointment at a time that is suitable for you, please call Renee, Gold Coast Peer Educator, on 0401 969 223 or 07 5564 0929. If no answer, please call Brisbane office at 07 3835 1111.
SOCIAL EVENTS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Each month Respect Inc Gold Coast hosts a community development morning tea. It's a great chance for past or present sex workers to become a part of the sex worker community on the Gold Coast. Check out the details below and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Renee, Gold Coast Peer Educator on 0401 969 223 or 07 5564 0929.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2017
First Wednesday of each Month (4 January, 1 February, 1 March, 5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 1 November, 6 December), 10.30am - 1.30pm, Tea and Tarts -- Past and present sex workers only -- tea and nibblies -- at 4 Bay Street, Southport
Friday, 2 June 2017 -- International Whores Day -- celebrations to be announced!
Sunday, 17 December 2017 -- International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers -- events to be announced!
LOCATION AND PARKING INFORMATION
Our Gold Coast office is located at 4 Bay Street, Southport.
Unfortunately we do not have our own car park. There are a couple of 15 - 30 minute car parks on the street outside our office. If these are occupied or you want to visit for longer, there are a number of paid parking spaces in Bay Street. Australia Fair Shopping Centre also offer 3 hours free parking or 5 hours free parking (if you spend over $25 at the shopping centre and can present your receipt upon exiting).
Gold Coast Office
December 17 is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. In honour of this, Respect Gold Coast held a candlelight vigil to remember sex workers from Australia and around the world who we lost in 2015. It hurts that we are still having to hold such an event, but this was a powerful reminder of how vital the fight for sex worker rights is, of the value of community, and it is a chance for us to gather together and show our resilience and commitment to the global recognition of our humanity.
It was also a chance for us to demonstrate our solidarity with ALL sex workers, because as we know the majority of violence against sex workers is experienced by transwomen, women of colour, drug users and migrant workers. As stated on the official December 17 website: “We cannot end the marginalization and victimization of all sex workers without also fighting trans-phobia, racism, stigma and criminalization of drug use, and xenophobia.”
Following the vigil there was a screening of the film “A Kiss for Gabriela” about Brazilian sex worker activist Gabriela Leite.
The Respect Office is a peer-only space and this event is for sex workers only. Drinks & nibblies provided.