Lyon County’s Own Ruby Rae Tells “My Story” on Legal Brothels

Hi everyone, my name is Ruby Rae and I am a legal Sex Worker at one of the Lyon County Brothels.This is my story of how I ended up there and why I think they should stay open.

When I was 20 years old I was a student here at UNR and I was working a full time job and wasn’t getting through my classes fast enough, I wasn’t able to take the classes that I wanted to take because I was limited to nighttime classes and working a full time job and it was really really hard.

So I wanted a job that allowed more freedom and more control over my time and my life. I’d always known about the Brothels because I actually grew up in Lyon County, I went to middle school and high school there, and my immediate family still lives there. So I’d always knows about the brothels.

I dont know what prompted me to make the decision to go and try it out but I did. I quit my job and I just went out there and applied and took a really big risk. And that risk paid off exponentially. My life is completely different now, and I have complete control, freedom over my decisions and what I am doing.

And what that means for me is basically education, it’s a huge pillar of my life and huge passion. I graduated with my bachelors from UNR in 2016 and then I immediately wanted to get my masters because as I said education is really important to me and in the future I want to get my PHD and become a professor.

So I started here with my masters two years ago and I will graduate this spring, but all of this wouldn’t be possible without the brothels and my involvement and my employment with them. I’m an independent contractor so I have full control over my schedule, I can pick my days off, I can do everything I need to do to make this happen which is my biggest passion.

So please from one Lyon County resident to another, I’m urging you to vote no on LC#1 so that more women, like myself, can achieve their goals within higher education.

Thank you so much.

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  1. Jamea October 2, 2018 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    I live in Texas, and while I don’t frequent sex workers, I am not so naive as to think that passing an ordinance like this, will do away with the practice. I have always advocated putting these women in houses for their, as well as the customer’s safety.
    Makes more sense than it would for these women and others, to walk the street or deal with pimps and drugs.

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