One of the more polite names given to sex workers in Indonesia is ‘night butterflies’. Transsexual night butterflies haunt the streets of Jakarta, eking out an income from passing cars. They have often left their deeply-religious families in rural towns across Indonesia to pursue their desire to live as women in the bustling, ‘liberal’ capital. Even so, in Jakarta their choice of lifestyle is still widely considered a sin against God and makes them worthy of derision, ridicule and contempt.
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From http://www.abc.net.au/rn/360/stories/2009/2762394.htm Saul – discusses the work of Touching Base, an organisation that supports sex workers who have clients with disabilities and his own experiences of working with these clients.