It takes two years before Bob shows his gun collection to me. The guns are in the corner closet of a room I’ve slept in over thirty times. He opens the slatted door with a key, and one by one, he pulls out latched wooden boxes, heavy velvet bags, and cardboard boxes of bullets
Cyd Nova is the Programs Director at St James Infirmary – a peer-led occupational health and safety clinic for current and former sex workers, founded in San Francisco in 1999. He is an escort and adult film model, and has extensive grassroots organizing experience within sex worker rights, HIV/AIDS activism and trans liberation. His writing has been published on Policy Mic, The Rumpus, Pretty Queer, Visual AIDS, and in books: The Collection: The New Transgender Vanguard, Prose & Lore, and upcoming anthology "How to Come Out Like a Porn Star!" His website is cydnova.wordpress.com.