Pandemic makes prostitution taboo in Nevada’s legal brothels

In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, photo, Allissa Star poses for a photograph along the north shore of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh. Starr worked about a week every month at a brothel in Pahrump, Nev., outside of Las Vegas. Then the pandemic led to the shuttering of Nevada’s licensed bordellos, the only place where prostitution is legal in the state, and they have remained closed since March, leaving sex workers like Starr struggling to pay the bills and turning to alternatives like "virtual" dates.