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Thailand's Worst Kept Secret: A Glimpse into the Illegal Sex Industry

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Pulitzer Student Fellow Julia Boccagno prepares to interview a transgender cabaret performer backstage at Tiffany's Show Pattaya. Image Courtesy of Julia Boccagno. Thailand, 2015.
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From the celebrated accomplishments of Laverne Cox—the first transgender person to snag an Emmy...

Although prostitution is illegal in Thailand, the country hosts approximately 250,000 sex workers, who add $6.4 billion to annual revenue.

"Thailand's Worst Kept Secret: A Glimpse into the Illegal Sex Industry" offers a glimpse behind the scenes at the country's thriving red-light districts.

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