Many of Indonesia’s transsexuals, also known as warias, are practicing Muslims even as many religious authorities shun their lifestyle and publicly shame them for alleged deviant behaviour. VICE follows a group of transsexuals in Yogyakarta to explore the waria culture, and discovers what happens at Senin-Kamis, an Islamic school dedicated to educating Indonesian transsexuals. It’s a sanctuary for these ladies who often face difficulties and extreme prejudice in their daily lives.
Indonesia’s Transsexual Muslims
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