CYBERSPACEThis “Pride Weekend,” xHamster will be holding a three-day fundraising event to benefit LGBTQ, trans and sex worker charities on its xHamsterLive cam platform. Throughout the weekend, activists, artists and sex workers will be using the cam shows on xHamsterLive (and Pride partner Stripchat) to raise money for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Sex Workers Outreach Project and Rainbow Railroad. “Sex workers, particularly trans and gender non-conforming sex workers of color, were on the frontlines at Stonewall,” noted Alex Hawkins, vice president of xHamster. “Without them, the adult industry as we know it would not exist. This year, with many Pride marches cancelled, we wanted to bring that spirit online, and find a way to give back.” xHamsterLive’s Pride Cam Fundraiser kicks off on today, June 26, at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET with a live cam conversation and ukelele show from Russian cyberactivist Nika Vodwood (aka Youtube’s NixelPixel), a vocal defender of LGTBQ rights who’s been featured in Forbes and The New York Times. Later in the day, sex work activist Siouxsie Q will debut her new talk show, American Sweetheart. Siouxsie, who has featured the stories of LGBTQ leaders such as Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson on her podcast “Ill Repute!,” will treat viewers to a topless history lesson about the sex working heroes of the Stonewall uprising, followed by an anal fisting demonstration with Michael Vegas of PegHim.com at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET. The fundraiser will continue through the weekend with DJ sets as well as sessions addressing marketing for sex workers. All tips will be distributed to LGBTQ, trans and sex worker charities, along with donations from xHamster itself. All Pride cam shows will be viewable on xHamsterLive/Pride_2020. The cam shows will be simulcast on Pride partner Stripchat as well. “We know that not everyone who watches cams understands its roots in radical activism. We are proud to bring Siouxsie Q, NixelPixel and others to our audience to help educate and entertain on such a momentous weekend, while raising money for communities in critical need,” Hawkins concluded. More information and schedules available at the xHamster’s Twitter account.
written by: Robert Neuwave