Published on Aug 7, 2012 by vice
Indonesian transsexuals, or Warias, still feel the urge to practice Islam despite being shunned by Islamic Authorities.
We headed to Indonesia to visit the Senin-Kamis School, an Islamic school for Indonesian transsexuals. Our host, Hannah Brooks, meets the school’s founder, Maryani, and the rest of the ladies who call this place home. Then Hannah is taken to a local funeral, where Maryani speaks about the difficulties of living as a transvestite and a practicing Muslim.
Girl Scouts Allow 7-Year-Old Boy to Join Because He is ‘Living Life as a Girl’
Latest news: Girl Scouts of Colorado has announced that 7-year-old Bobby Montoya, who was initially turned away from a local Girl Scout chapter on the grounds that he is not a girl, will be allowed to join since he “identifies” as a girl.
Rachelle Trujillo, vice president of communications with Girl Scouts of Colorado, told CNSnews.com that any child who is “living life as a girl” is eligible for membership in the organization.
Quad Talk: Transgender and the Girl Scouts
The Breeze asks students what they think about a recent issue with transgender in the Girl Scouts. A troop in Colorado originally told Bobby Montoya, a seven-year-old boy who identifies as a girl, that she was not allowed to join because she had a male anatomy. Later, the Girl Scouts of Colorado said that their policy would in fact allow Bobby to join.
A Breeze Video Production
Reporting by Carolyn Bedi
Shot by Bradford Ambrose
Edited by Kerri Bartruff
Harmon Leon enters the wild world of crossdressing by entering into a Drag King competition. That’s right – a man dressing as a woman dressing as a man. Could it possibly be unfunny? (The answer is no.)
Thailand’s 14th annual Transvestite Beauty Pageant was held on Friday in the beach town of Pattaya. Thai culture is generally very accepting of transvestites, who are referred to as Lady Boys.
The winner of this year’s Miss Tiffany’s Universe transvestite beauty contest was announced in Pattaya, Thailand, on Saturday.
Peorian Kelly Shore talks about the challenges of growing up transgender in Central Illinois.
The tropical island of Tahiti is not only multicultural and multilingual, it’s also multi-sexual. For centuries, men who act as women have been cherished as the ‘third sex’.
Crystal, a Thai transvestite in Bangkok, led a quiet, normal life working as the Thailand brand manager for a well-known French cosmetics company–until one day she is denied entry into a nightclub based on her sexual identity. Rather than accepting the discrimination, the episode springs her into action, and has much larger consequences than anyone could have imagined.
In Thailand, transgender males, also called lady-boys, are a common sight in cities and tourist areas. While many transgenders work in traditionally female professions such as in cabaret shows or in Thailand’s notorious sex industry, most are looking for better integration in Thai society. But, as VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from the resort city of Pattaya, despite their high visibility, transgenders still face challenges in seeking acceptance.
SNL drug ad for a once-daily estrogen supplement.