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Prejudice in Pattaya sees ladyboys locked out and targeted by cops

Despite its reputation as a haven for transgender people, discrimination is a fact of life for many of the estimated 5,000 pre-op and post-op residents, who are barred from many hotels and subject to an 'arrest first, ask questions later' policy by police

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'NO DURIAN, NO DOG, NO LADYBOY". 

SCREENED CLIENTELE: Bars off Walking Street, near the main entrance of the street and the Tourist Police checkpoint.

It's ironic that these signs can still be seen in many hotels of the city dubbed the ladyboy capital of the world and home to many cabarets and beauty contests featuring transgender entertainers.

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