Immigrated transsexual prostitutes working in Versilia are the subject of this article based on interviews (ten interviews were conducted with the prostitutes themselves and five with social workers). Its main purpose is to identify and describe the peculiar characters of transsexuals as compared with other types of immigrated prostitutes. The article addresses three core questions: why they decided to emigrate, how they arranged for their travels from the home country to the present location and activity, and what it is like for them to live in a small-town community. In each of these passages the condition of being a transsexual is a crucial variable and a source of specific difficulties. Surely enough their travels are sustained by networks of relationships, and yet these relationships seem to vary greatly in quality, from violent to friendly.
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