The prostitute who won over a West Coast town

The prostitute who won over a West Coast town

A transgender sex worker, Gita November, has wrought a quiet but glamorous revolution in the conservative West Coast town of Vredenburg – and, six months ago, became an outspoken and respected ward secretary of the local town council.

They knew she was the right person for the job, but when Gita November’s employers transferred her to take up a key position in HIV-prevention in the West Coast town of Vredenburg, they were somewhat anxious for her safety. Little could they have known that within a couple of months she would completely shift the attitudes of the town’s numerous sex workers towards HIV/Aids. Or that she’d involve herself in all aspects of the community in which she’s now an admired and respected ward council member.

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