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Taiwan's last legal brothel closes its doors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's last legal brothel has recently closed its doors due to the impact of the pandemic and changes in the sex worker industry. Tiantianle (天天樂), the country...

From Bhutan to Botswana, LGBTQ rights advanced in unexpected places in 2021

Across the world, gay people have gained many protections with changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage, discrimination and equal rights. Global acceptance of the LGBTQ com...

Panel tackles issue of missing, slain Native Hawaiian women

HONOLULU (AP) — At first, he was just a boyfriend. He gave Ashley Maha'a gifts and attention. But then he gave her drugs and became controlling and abusive. He would punish her for breaking ambiguous,...

Judge declares mistrial at trial of Backpage.com founders

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday at the trial of the founders of the lucrative classified site Backpage.com on charges of facilitating prostitution and laundering money after decidin...

3 Thai women arrested for prostitution in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Thai nationals have been arrested on suspicion of prostitution in southern Taiwan Residents in Tainan's Yongkang District have recently noticed foreign women ...

Pandemic, hunger forces thousands into sex work in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced former sex workers in Mexico back into the trade years after they left, made it more dangerous and reduced some to having se...

Queens DA moves to drop 700 sex work-related prosecutions

NEW YORK (AP) — The district attorney of Queens announced Tuesday that she is requesting the dismissal of nearly 700 cases involving prostitution-related offenses, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blas...

New Taipei owner of ID number 'A123456789' suffering from years of misuse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsieh Tiao-ken (謝條根), a Taiwanese citizen and the owner of national ID number "A123456789," said he has been troubled by constant illegitimate usage of his card ...

Changhua councilors propose Taiwan's first lawful 'sex trade zone'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Changhua County Councilors have proposed legalizing prostitution within a specified area with the aim of reducing crime, giving unskilled men and women access to economic ...

Vietnamese woman arrested for running prostitution ring in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female Vietnamese immigrant has been arrested for allegedly operating a prostitution ring in southern Taiwan's Tainan City, following a raid on her massage parlors t...

The Latest: Pope commits Church to work with Thai Buddhists

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’s visit to Thailand and Japan (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Pope Francis is committing the Catholic Church to working more...

Pope Francis calls for action to safeguard women, children

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis has called for migrants to be welcomed and for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and enslavement as he began a busy two days of activities in Thai...

Pope arrives in Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Monday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, part of a mission to boost the morale of those countries’ tiny minority Catholic communities and speak a...

Pope heading to Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is heading to Thailand to encourage members of a minority Catholic community in a Buddhist nation and highlight his admiration for their missionary ancestors who broug...

52, including 36 foreigners, arrested in raid on Taipei brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 50 people were arrested in a raid on a Taipei brothel on Thursday (Oct. 24), including dozens of foreign nationals from China, Thailand, and Vietnam, some of whom had...