KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) The festival is thought to bring peace, good health and blessings to devotees. For tourists, Thaipusam offers a window on the concept of “mind over matter.”
Indonesia’s predominantly Muslim Buginese community recognizes and respects five separate genders. One group, the calabai, maintains a unique and valued role planning local wedding ceremonies.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) Islamic law forbids cross-dressing, and Malaysia's government has a zero-tolerance policy toward transgender issues.
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