Two Bahraini men jailed for dressing in drag

Male prostitutes dressed in women’s clothing and wore make-up to lure customers in a coffee shop, court told
Two Bahraini men jailed for dressing in drag
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By Staff writer
Thu 13 Mar 2014 01:21 PM

Two men who dressed in women’s clothing and worked as gay prostitutes in a Bahrain coffee shop have each been jailed for six months, Gulf Daily News reported.

The Bahrainis, aged in their 20s, wore women’s clothing, make-up and wigs while waiting for customers, the court was told.

They also advertised their services by posting pictures of themselves on Instagram.

The men charged between BD100 ($355) and BD750 to have sex with male clients.

Both men pleaded guilty to prostitution and homosexuality in the Lower Criminal Court, which convicted them on Wednesday.

However, the court acquitted them of misusing social media networks by posting provocative pictures of themselves in women's clothing.

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