Amsterdam sex workers angry at red light district tours ban

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The city of Amsterdam's latest attempt to rein in the nuisance of over-tourism by banning guided tours of the red light district has run into opposition from some of the people it is ...

Thai party fields transgender candidate for prime minister

BANGKOK (AP) — As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai soccer. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she's pursuing a bid to become th...

Egypt TV host gets year in prison for interviewing gay man

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a TV presenter to a year in prison for interviewing a gay sex worker on his show. Mohammed el-Gheiti was found guilty of encouraging immo...

Nude Vietnamese tourist caught hiding in closet during raid on S. Taiwan brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Vietnamese woman, who came to Taiwan as a tourist but has been working in the sex trade, was caught hiding in a brothel wardrobe raided by police in southern Taiwan's Tai...

8 rogue Vietnamese tourists nabbed, women could be working in Kaohsiung brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eight of the 152 Vietnamese tourists who went missing late last week were arrested by authorities, while four others have been accounted for, leaving 140 yet to be found, accor...

Film Review: A commanding turn from Viola Davis in 'Widows'

When you think of the wives and girlfriends of criminals and mobsters in cinema and television, what or who comes to mind? Kay Adams? Elvira Hancock? Skyler White? They are either victims of a man's m...

Thai, Chinese prostitutes busted in Taipei's Guangzhou Street Night Market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Thai woman, Chinese woman, and Taiwanese man were arrested on Monday (Nov. 5) in connection with a call girl operation in Taipei City's Guangzhou Street Night Market, rep...

4 Thai prostitutes arrested in northern Taiwan, John cries foul over fake bra size

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police raided an apartment in the northern Taiwan city of Keelung, where they nabbed four Thai prostitutes and two Taiwanese customers, one of whom complained that he had been ...

Babysitter indicted for 'Six-hour Nonstop Electric Sex Party' in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eleven people, including two women and nine men, have been indicted for participating in a sex party at a love hotel organized by a babysitter in New Taipei City in May of this...

Police arrest 28 in raid on 'birthday orgy' in Taipei 'love hotel'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police on Sunday (Sept. 30) arrested 28 people for participating in a sex party that was held under the guise of a birthday celebration at a "love hotel" in Taipei...

Side effect of trafficking law: More street prostitution?

NEW YORK (AP) — Recent crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry have reduced the number of commercial ads on the internet and helped fight online trafficking. But activists and police say the ef...

Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Janelle Ortiz dreamed of becoming famous. Melissa Ramirez imagined a day when the street wasn't home and drugs not her preoccupation. Claudine Luera just ached to see her children...

India's gay community living under shadow of fear

It's a muggy evening in Lucknow's dimly lit Chandrashekhar Azad Park. Groups of men lounge around on park benches, anonymous in the shadows. There is a feeling of tension in the air. The plac...

New Zealand sex worker advocate speaks about queen's honor

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former sex worker Catherine Healy was honored this week by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II for her work advocating for prostitutes. In 2003, Healy helped get prostitution d...

Thai prostitute working in southern Taiwan tests positive for HIV, 100 clients possibly infected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Thai national who had engaged in prostitution during multiple trips on a visitor visa in southern Taiwan has tested positive for HIV, possibly infecting hundreds of clients, ...