FILE PHOTO: "The workforce is closed to transgender women." Michal Fatal

Hiring Bias, Lack of Role Models Lead More Israeli Transgender Women Into Sex Work, at a Younger Age

Rotem hit the streets when she was only 14 ■ Carol fears the police ■ Melanie wants a normal job, but no one will hire her ■ Heartbreaking stories from the street

It’s a Monday night, in the Holon industrial zone. “Trans, 100 shekels,” declares one of the transgender women there to a man who has slowed his car to eye her half-naked body. He nods, she gets in and they...

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