Hookers Ball hero Margo St. James founded COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) in 1973 following the first WHO (Whores, Housewives and Others) meeting in 1972. The word “Others” referred to lesbians—a term not widely spoken or accepted at the time of the group’s inception.
As a self-professed tireless advocate for the prostitution community, St. James has seen it all…and then some. Her life experiences have run parallel to that of the D.C. Madam prior to her untimely death—an event that St. James shares is “not as it seemed.”
The sex-positive feminist served as a confidant to Harvey Milk before his assassination in 1978 and has a few choice words for Dianne Feinstein and the police at the scene of the crime at San Francisco’s City Hall—more than 30 years later.
Read Sarah’s exclusive interview with Margo St. James here!