"I'd bet almost every transsexual works the street at one time or another," says Sandy. Between the difficulty getting regular work and the costs of performing, which demands a constant investment in make-up and clothes, she says she really saw no other way. "After so many times [prostituting], they get used to it," says Paris Channel, another performer. "I don't think she ever thought that she might actually lose her life. A lot of these people just throw their lives away."
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