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Eunuchs Festival at Koovagam, India – photos

by | 3rd, May 2012

FACES of the day: the Eunuchs Festival at Koovagam, India. Are there any British eunuchs? And are they in a community. The media loves for all minorities to be in a community…

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An idol of warrior god Aravan is carried to a chariot during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam, around 132 kilometers (83 miles) south of Chennai, India, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The term eunuch, is used in India to describe a community of people who identify themselves as neither male nor female but as members of a third gender. They traditionally survive by begging, dancing at weddings or blessing newborn babies and are frequently subjected to discrimination. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar.K)



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