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Indonesia's Transgender Muslims, Known As Waria, Celebrate Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.14.2015 | Religion

During the holy month of Ramadan, a group of transgender Muslims in Indonesia meets regularly at the Al-Fatah Islamic school on the outskirts of the c...

Indonesia Offers 'World-First' Home For Transgender Elderly

Agence France Presse | Kevin Ponniah | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A dozen elderly women are gathered inside the pink house, set on a narrow dirt road in a dusty suburb of Jakarta. Together they sew, bake and chat.On ...

Tales Of The Waria: Inside Indonesia's Third-Gender Community

Kathy Huang | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kathy Huang

I had no idea that transgender people could live so openly in Indonesia, a country with the world's largest Muslim population. Like many Americans I had this notion of Islam as being particularly unforgiving toward sexual minorities. How could a community of warias possibly exist?