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Local Man Becomes Nevada's 1st Male Prostitute, Compares Himself to Rosa Parks & Gandhi

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And, oh, he's only slept with three women. But don't worry, he has, according to him, " talent, stamina, endurance." Meet Markus Bestin, a former marine who was recently left homeless after a failed attempt in the porn industry. He's been gaining some buzz over the last couple weeks as Nevada's first legal male prostitute.

Until recently, a 73-year-old Nevada law was barring men from legally becoming gigolos. "It [was] basically a little flaw in the state law," explained Bobbi Davis, who owns the Shady Lady where Bestin works, to ABC's Nightline. "It determined that all men had to have a cervical exam, and so when we pointed that out they said, 'Well, that's not right ... we can't discriminate.' So they were willing to change it, from the cervical exam to a urethral exam."

Speaking to Nightline himself, Bestin made some lofty comparisons. "I'm basically doing what Rosa Parks did when she decided to sit at the front of the bus instead of the back, or what Gandhi did when he had a sit-down protest against the British Embassy," he said. "I'm basically trying to reset social norms."