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Andrew P. Sorfleet, AOCA
3075 - 349 Georgia St. W.
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3X6  Canada

Tel: +1 (604) 488-0710
Email: a.sorfleet@gmail.com
Born: February 3, 1965


Graphic Design

  • Andrew Sorfleet Consulting
    3075 - 349 Georgia St. W.
    Vancouver, BC
    Freelance Designer (Clients include City of Vancouver, Animal Control Services; Earth Day Vancouver, Everett Crowley Park; … )
    January 2009 - present
  • Community Planning
    City of Vancouver
    City Hall, East Wing
    453 W. 12th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Planning Assistant III (Temporary contract. Duties included development, production and distribution of newsletters, display panels, posters and brochures as well as assisting with public events.)
    January 2008 - December 2008
  • Sillyboy Design
    3075 - 349 Georgia St. W.
    Vancouver, BC
    Freelance Designer (Clients included Science Council of BC, BC Child, Youth and Family Advocate, City of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board, Intelligent Software Group, Health Canada and AIDS Vancouver.)
    March 1995 - May 2000
  • D. M. Kulig Design
    366 Adelaide St. E., Suite 331
    Toronto, ON
    Freelance Designer
    May 1991 - April 1992

Internet Publishing

  • Network of Sex Work Projects
    Tomkins Square Station
    PO Box 20853
    New York, NY, USA
    Contract (Design and maintain nswp.org website. Volunteer Webmaster since 1996.)
    April 2002 - December 2006
  • Office of the Child, Youth & Family Advocate, Government of BC
    Suite 600, 595 Howe St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Contract (Design and maintain Advokids.org website.)
    April 2000 - April 2002
  • Bitmovers.com
    402 - 329 Railway St.
    Vancouver, BC
    HTML/Lasso Developer (HTML and database/Lasso web application design for client websites.)
    August 1999 - April 2000
  • Stockscape.com
    304 - 325 Howe St.
    Vancouver, BC
    HTML/Cold Fusion Developer (Responsible for building, maintaining and overseeing client websites. Team leader for developing navigation and architecture standards for dynamic website updating system. Half-time contract the last six months maintaining SovereignSociety.com website.)
    March 1998 - August 1999

Paper Publishing

  • Speedy Printing & Copy
    661A Market Hill
    Vancouver, BC
    Production/Layout Assistant (Produced one issue of Community Digest Magazine for Cultural Harmony, Vol. 16, No. 6. February 6-13, 1998.)
    January - February 1998
  • FUSE magazine
    183 Bathurst St.
    Toronto, ON
    Editorial/Production Assistant
    May 1990 - August 1990
  • BORDER/LINES magazine
    183 Bathurst St.
    Toronto, ON
    Editorial/Production Assistant
    July 1989 - March 1990

Research / Consulting

  • Law Commission of Canada
    $ex, Work, Education, Advocacy & Research! ($WE@&R!) Sex Workers' Workbook: Where YOU regulate the sex industry.
    Contract (LCC03-045) (Design and focus test an educational workbook for sex workers to use for gathering feedback about prostitution law reform and regulation in Canada.)
    August 2003 - February 2005

Education / Teaching

  • Toronto Prostitutes' Community Service Project (Maggie's)
    298 Gerrard St. E., 2nd Fl.
    Toronto, ON
    Education Coordinator and Outreach Worker (Responsible for all educational materials which include Trials of the Sex Trade: A survival guide to Canada's legal jungle and the Bad Trick Sheet. Duties included administrative assistant; and project manager, Study to Reduce Drug Related Harm Among Prostitutes. Contracts funded by AIDS Community Action Program, Health Canada; Health Promotion and Social Development, Health Canada; Ontario Women's Directorate; and Department of Public Health, City of Toronto.)
    March 1992 - November 1994
  • Ontario College of Art
    100 McCaul St.
    Toronto, ON
    Teaching Assistant (Publications Seminar, Instructor: Judith Doyle)
    September 1991 - May 1992


  • Student Union
    Ontario College of Art
    76 McCaul St.
    Toronto, ON
    Executive Assistant
    November 1990 - May 1991

Sex Work

  • Work experience in the following venues: street, bars, escort services (Executive Escorts, Exclusive Escorts, Toronto), independent advertisements, massage parlours (Hired Hands/Paris Place, Vancouver) and pornography (Studio DePauw, Utrecht, Netherlands). Owned and operated Atlas Male Escorts, Toronto. Cities I have worked in include: Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Boston, New York, Denver and Amsterdam.
    May 1989 - November 2000


  • Ontario College of Art
    100 McCaul St.
    Toronto, ON
    Building Security, OCA Pub Bartender
    August 1988 - May 1990 (part-time)


  • HS&M Landscape & Maintenance
    Mike Topolinski (owner)
    Unit C, 1492 Wallace Rd.
    Oakville, ON
    Crew Leader, Driver
    April - August 1988
    April - September 1987


  • Paul's Auto Refinishing
    R.R. No. 3, Ashton, ON
    Autobody repair, prep for paint, priming, welding, fibreglass etc.
    December 1982 - June 1986
  • Valley Ford Sales Custom Collision Centre
    PO Box 113, Townline W.
    Carleton Place, ON
    Autobody, paint prep, priming, etc.
    May - November 1982


  • Ashton Furniture Workshop
    R.R. No. 3, Ashton, ON
    Stripping, repairing, refinishing antiques.
    June - September 1981


  • Ontario College of Art
    Fifth Year Studies Graduate, AOCA
    General Studies
    (Critical writing, photography.)
    1986 - 1991
  • University of Toronto
    Semiotics and Communication
    1987 - 1989 (part-time studies)

  • Carleton Place High School
    1979/80, 1980/81
  • Saint Mary's Separate School
    Carleton Place, ON
    (Graduation awards: Highest Academic Standing, French, Athletic Letter.)
    1977/78, 1978/79

Nationally published articles:

  • "The Commerce of Commercial Sex." A. Sorfleet, FAB National, Issue 6.
    Fall 1997
  • "Starting a Bad Trick Sheet." A. Sorfleet, Coalition Advocating Safer Hustling (CASH) Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 3.
    July 1995
  • "The Sex Police in a Moral Panic: How the 'youth porn' law is being used to censor artists and persecute youth sexuality." Andrew Sorfleet and Chris Bearchell, Parallélogramme,Vol. 20, No. 1.
    Summer 1994
  • "Don't Try This at Home." A. Sorfleet, LIFT Newsletter, Vol. 14 Issue 3. Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
    July/August 1994

  • "Shake Well." A. Sorfleet, C magazine, No. 32.
    Winter 1991
  • "Canadian Colin-ization." A. Sorfleet, C magazine, No. 31.
    Fall 1991
  • "On History and Everyday Life." A. Sorfleet, C magazine, No. 30.
    Summer 1991

  • "Pressing Activism: A History of AIDS Awareness at OCA." A. Sorfleet, Ideas and Debates – a Journal of Art Writing, No. 3.
    Spring 1991
  • "Ross — My Education." A. Sorfleet, RITES: for Lesbian and Gay Liberation, Vol. 6 No. 11.
    May 1990
  • "Scarlet Fever: Return of the Pink Pimpernell." A. Sorfleet, FUSE magazine, Vol. 13 No. 3.
    Winter 1989 - 90
  • "Homomyopia: Incongruities in Homogenius." A. Sorfleet, FUSE magazine, Vol. 13 No. 1 & 2.
    Fall 1989
  • "Comparing Meaning: Bliss, Pleasure and the Constitution of Art." A. Sorfleet, Ideas and Debates – A Journal of Art Writing. No. 1.
    Spring 1989
  • "Umbrellas to Stay Dry, Condoms to Stay Alive." A. Sorfleet, RITES: for Lesbian and Gay Liberation, Vol. 5 No. 10.
    April 1989
  • "The Fairy and the Giant." A. Sorfleet, Pencil Box, CBC Television Ottawa
    (Short story contest winner for kids' TV program. Age 12.)
    c. 1976


  • [Snapshots], by Sandra Haar
    Gallery 44
    183 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON
    (Photographed Sandra Haar for exhibit, later published as a book funded by Canada Council for the Arts.)
    July 11 - August 10, 1996
  • Zero Patience, film by John Greyson
    (Nude appearance in the feature-length musical.)
    Toronto, ON
  • Merchants of Love, The Half and Half Show
    Fundraiser for The Toronto Prostitutes' Community Service Project (Maggie's)
    The Annex Theatre
    730 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON
    (Theatre debut as nude boy who brings Gwendolyn flowers to end her one-woman show. Special guest: Annie Sprinkle)
    October 25, 1992
  • "Sex Workers Alliance of Toronto." May Works Exhibition
    Beaver Hall Gallery
    29 McCaul St., Toronto, ON
    April 26 - May 8, 1993
  • "Untitled." Sex and Identity: New Work by over 20 Lesbian and Gay Artists
    Buddies in Bad Times QueerCulture Festival
    Artefect Gallery
    942 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
    April 9 - 27, 1991

  • Work in Progress
    Gallery 76
    76 McCaul St., Toronto, ON
    November 8 - 24, 1990
  • "Directing the Message: Video about AIDS Night"
    (Curator and coordinator)
    Ontario College of Art Auditorium
    October 19, 1990
  • "Untitled." Raw Fantasies: New Work by over 30 Lesbian and Gay Artists
    Buddies in Bad Times QueerCulture Festival
    Artefect Gallery
    942 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
    April 4 - 21, 1990
  • Lacoste, video by Brent Cehan
    (Brief debut of my chest in — and out — of a Lacoste shirt.)
    Gallery 76
    76 McCaul St., Toronto, ON
    Fall 1989
  • "Physical Standards and Instructions for the Examination of Recruits, 1938"
    Gallery 76
    76 McCaul St., Toronto, ON
    June 15 - July 1, 1989


  • "OCA Art Show Recruits Rethinks Representations." Brent Cehan, RITES: for Lesbian and Gay Liberation, Vol. 6, No. 4
    September 1989



  • Sex Workers' Rights: Report of the European Conference on Sex Work, Human Rights, Labour and Migration. A. Sorfleet (Ed.).
    Published by the International Committee for the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe, Amsterdam.
    (Responsible for assembling content, writing, editing, copyediting, design, illustration and layout.)
    Copyright © 2007
  • M is for Mutual, A is for Acts: Male Sex Work and AIDS in Canada. By Dan Allman.
    A pour Actes, M pour Mutuels : Le travail du sexe au masculin et le sida au Canada. Par Dan Allman.
    Co-published by Health Canada; AIDS Vancouver; the HIV Social, Behavioural and Epidemiological Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Sex Workers Alliance of Vancouver. (Contracted to design, layout and coordinate printing.)
    Copyright © 1999
  • Ideas and Debates: A Journal of Art Writing, No. 3, Spring, 1991.
    (Collective member, production, layout.)
    September 1990 - May 1991
  • SPU – OCA's Student Publication
    (Editorial collective member, regular writer)
    1989 - 1990
  • AIDS Action News
    Issue 7, No. 7
    (Production volunteer)
    Fall 1989
  • SP – OCA's Student Publication
    (Contributing editor/writer)
    1988 - 1989
  • OCA's First Anti-Calendar
    1988 - 1989


  • Interviewed for: films and videos, national international and local, television and radio, newspapers and periodicals. A radio show guest on: CBC national radio, local and community stations in Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, including CFRB, CIUT, CKLN, CFTO, "Sex, Lives and Audiotape," a phone-in show about sex for teens. Television appearances on CBC Newsworld, Much Music, and local news in Toronto, San Francisco.
    1989 - 1994


  • Repeat guest speaker for: "Sexual Politics", Dept. of Political Science, University of Toronto; Faculty of Law, York University, Brock University, "Lesbian and Gay Realities: Out of the Closets," Continuing Education, Dept. of Social Work, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute; "Cinema and Social Change," "Publications Seminar" New Media Dept., Ontario College of Art.
    1990 - 1994

Activism / Politics

  • Network of Sex Work Projects (nswp.org)
    Founding member
    July 1992 - December 2006
  • Sex Workers Alliance of Vancouver (SWAV)
    (Maintaining mailing lists, national and international networking, producing educational materials, outreach and recruitment.)
    February 1995 - March 2005
  • Sex Workers' Alliance of Toronto (SWAT)
    Founding member
    1992 - 1994
  • Students' Administrative Council
    Ontario College of Art
    Vice President
  • OCA Board of Governors
    Student Representative
    1988 - 1990
  • Pro Choice, Toronto
    (Pre-dawn clinic defences, escorting patients, volunteer design of T-shirts, stickers, posters.)
    1989 - 1991


Presenter / delegate at:

  • XIX International AIDS Conference: Turning the Tide Together
    Washington DC, USA
    (Delegate, technical assistant for Plenary Speaker, Cheryl Overs)
    July 22 - 27, 2013
  • Sex Work Matters: Beyond Divides Conference. Sponsored by City University of New York and New School University.
    (Exhibited $WE@&R! Sex Workers' Workbook at "Sex Worker Visions" art exhibition, presented by $pread magazine.)
    LGBT Community Center
    208 West 13 St., New York City, USA
    March 29 - 30, 2006
  • European Conference on Sex Work, Human Rights, Labour and Migration. Organized by the International Committee for the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe.
    (Contract to write and design official conference report.)
    Mercure Royal Crown Hotel
    Brussels, Belgium
    October 15 - 17, 2005
  • Forum XXX: A Sex Workers' Rendez-Vous. Organized by Stella, l'amie de Maimie. Funded by Public Health Agency of Canada.
    (Facilitated workshop, "$WE@&R!: How can we be active in law reform?")
    Université du Québec à Montréal
    Montreal, Canada
    May 18 - 22, 2005
  • 1st Canadian Harm Reduction Conference
    (Presenter on the panel, "Where have we been? Where are we going?")
    Ryerson University Theatre
    Toronto, Canada
    November 22 - 24, 2002
  • Human Rights Exposed. Sponsored by the Global Alliance Against Trafficking Women (Canada).
    YWCA Vancouver Hotel
    Vancouver, Canada
    February 18 - 19, 1999
  • Out From the Shadows: International Summit of Sexually Exploited Youth
    Victoria, Canada
    March 7 - 12, 1998
  • HIV/AIDS Learning from Each Other: 10th Annual British Columbia Conference
    (Presented: "The Vanguard of Sexploitation: Vancouver research hurts those it claims to help.")
    Weston Bayshore Hotel
    Vancouver, Canada
    October 26 - 28, 1997

  • When Sex Works: International Conference on Prostitution and Other Sex Work. Sponsored by Université du Québec à Montréal.
    Montreal, Canada
    September 27 - 29, 1996
  • XI International Conference on HIV/AIDS
    Vancouver, Canada
    July 7 - 12, 1996
  • Canadian AIDS Society Annual General Meeting
    Toronto, Canada
    June 1994
  • Ontario AIDS Network Quarterly Meetings
    Ontario, Canada
    1992 - 1994
  • Feminism and Censorship Conference. Sponsored by Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
    North York, Canada
    March 4, 1994
  • Hustler Network Conference: Coalition Advocating Safer Hustling (CASH). Sponsored by Gay Men's Health Crisis Center, New York.
    San Francisco, USA
    October 28 - 30, 1993
  • Refusing Censorship: Feminists and Activists Fight Back
    CBC Glen Gould Auditorium
    Toronto, Canada
    November 7 - 8, 1992
  • VIII International Conference on HIV/AIDS
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    July 14 - August 2, 1992
  • Canadian AIDS Society Annual General Meeting
    Halifax, Canada
    May 1992
  • Grierson Documentary Seminar. Sponsored by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
    Toronto, Canada
    November 19 - 26, 1989
  • Sexuality: Expanding the Boundaries — 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex
    Toronto, Canada
    November 9 - 12, 1989
  • Talking Pictures: A Conference on Art and Photography. Sponsored by P·h·o·t·o Communique magazine.
    Toronto, Canada
    October 14 - 18, 1987
  • Feminism and Art: A Conference. Sponsored by Women's Art Resource Centre.
    Toronto, Canada
    September 25 - 27, 1987
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Created: September 27, 1997
Last modified: April 20, 2013
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