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Hijras are transsexuals and transvestites (colloquially called hijras or aravanis in India). Indian society for the most part, is not tolerant towards sexual minorities and India’s estimated one million “hijras” lead lives marked by abuse, disease,loneliness and lack of legal redress. Indians of alternative sexuality especially from small towns and villages often join the hijra community composed of family-like groups who denied conventional employment make a living off extortion, blessings at births, dancing at weddings and sex work.


Vikram: Macha that chick in your acting class looks like a hijra.
Arun: I am into him, I mean her. I mean, she's into me. And just becasue she looks like Arnold doesn't mean I dont like him, I mean her! OK!
Vikram: Aicchhhhh
Added 2011-07-02 by porkipaya




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