We had the cover of the May issue with our story on Indian Cricket, and now Little India has featured us again!
Their June Issue features the other story we covered in New Delhi last December, and we’re excited to finally share it with you. It’s been one of our favorites to cover yet. It’s about India’s transgender community.
Being a transgender or eunuch in India used to bring out respect, even fear. Now Indians increasingly view them with contempt. What was once a community of mystics that survived by selling blessings has become a shelter for India’s feminine gays, who survive by prostitution. For a month, we worked daily with a transgender community in western New Delhi, and conducted dozens of interviews to discover their lives and struggles. Our story documents the transformation of this ancient subculture by following two transgenders in different stages of their lives. Their two stories, woven together, shed light on the disorienting social change that is sweeping across India.
You can check it out: here