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High Demand For Transgender Sex Workers In Middle East

in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 01/11/2012

Transgender sex workers are in high demand in the Middle East but the risks might not be worth the payout.In interviews with Foreign Policy, several such workers said their services are in big demand.

The sex trade in the Middle East, the magazine reported, is thriving, especially in Gulf countries such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman and Bahrain. Islamic law in these Gulf countries forbids gay sex and gay foreigners are barred from entering the countries.

As a result, transgender women working in the sex trade are literally risking their lives for a paycheck.

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