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Queen Honors Activist Who Fought To Decriminalize Prostitution

Catherine Healy has spent more than 30 years as an activist and was instrumental in drafting legislation that legalized prostitution in New Zealand. Now she's becoming a dame.

In 1980s Catherine Healy was a young school teacher who liked to travel and made an unconventional choice to help fund her adventures — one she told the New Zealand Herald drove her mother to tears. She left the classroom for the bedroom, or more accurately an illegal brothel.

In the process,

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