ZIYAH GAFIĆ, PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Indonesia

  • INDONESIA

    Client: D della REPUBLICA magazine

  • YOYGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 2009: Islamic boarding school and mosque for transexuals or waria in local language was funded nearly two years ago in one of the largest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Till present day it is probably the only place in the world where transgender people but also people of non - hetherosexual orientation can collectively pray, learn Koran and fullfill their religious duties without bieng harrased. Recently another similar community set up their own mosque for transexuals in nearby city of Surabaya. Local clerics are divided how to treat such mosques but most of them agree that all human beings need God and religion, regardless to their sexual orientation. All monotheistic religions are very restrictive when it comes to sexuality and are strictly hetherosexual however certain religions do recognize the possibility of female spirit being captured in male's body and viceversa.
  • YOYGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 2009: Islamic boarding school and mosque for transexuals or waria in local language was funded nearly two years ago in one of the largest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Till present day it is probably the only place in the world where transgender people but also people of non - hetherosexual orientation can collectively pray, learn Koran and fullfill their religious duties without bieng harrased. Recently another similar community set up their own mosque for transexuals in nearby city of Surabaya. Local clerics are divided how to treat such mosques but most of them agree that all human beings need God and religion, regardless to their sexual orientation. All monotheistic religions are very restrictive when it comes to sexuality and are strictly hetherosexual however certain religions do recognize the possibility of female spirit being captured in male's body and viceversa.
  • YOYGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 2009: Islamic boarding school and mosque for transexuals or waria in local language was funded nearly two years ago in one of the largest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Till present day it is probably the only place in the world where transgender people but also people of non - hetherosexual orientation can collectively pray, learn Koran and fullfill their religious duties without bieng harrased. Recently another similar community set up their own mosque for transexuals in nearby city of Surabaya. Local clerics are divided how to treat such mosques but most of them agree that all human beings need God and religion, regardless to their sexual orientation. All monotheistic religions are very restrictive when it comes to sexuality and are strictly hetherosexual however certain religions do recognize the possibility of female spirit being captured in male's body and viceversa.
  • YOYGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 2009: Islamic boarding school and mosque for transexuals or waria in local language was funded nearly two years ago in one of the largest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Till present day it is probably the only place in the world where transgender people but also people of non - hetherosexual orientation can collectively pray, learn Koran and fullfill their religious duties without bieng harrased. Recently another similar community set up their own mosque for transexuals in nearby city of Surabaya. Local clerics are divided how to treat such mosques but most of them agree that all human beings need God and religion, regardless to their sexual orientation. All monotheistic religions are very restrictive when it comes to sexuality and are strictly hetherosexual however certain religions do recognize the possibility of female spirit being captured in male's body and viceversa.
  • YOYGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 2009: Islamic boarding school and mosque for transexuals or waria in local language was funded nearly two years ago in one of the largest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Till present day it is probably the only place in the world where transgender people but also people of non - hetherosexual orientation can collectively pray, learn Koran and fullfill their religious duties without bieng harrased. Recently another similar community set up their own mosque for transexuals in nearby city of Surabaya. Local clerics are divided how to treat such mosques but most of them agree that all human beings need God and religion, regardless to their sexual orientation. All monotheistic religions are very restrictive when it comes to sexuality and are strictly hetherosexual however certain religions do recognize the possibility of female spirit being captured in male's body and viceversa.
  • YOYGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 2009: Islamic boarding school and mosque for transexuals or waria in local language was funded nearly two years ago in one of the largest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Till present day it is probably the only place in the world where transgender people but also people of non - hetherosexual orientation can collectively pray, learn Koran and fullfill their religious duties without bieng harrased. Recently another similar community set up their own mosque for transexuals in nearby city of Surabaya. Local clerics are divided how to treat such mosques but most of them agree that all human beings need God and religion, regardless to their sexual orientation. All monotheistic religions are very restrictive when it comes to sexuality and are strictly hetherosexual however certain religions do recognize the possibility of female spirit being captured in male's body and viceversa.
  • YOYGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 2009: Islamic boarding school and mosque for transexuals or waria in local language was funded nearly two years ago in one of the largest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Till present day it is probably the only place in the world where transgender people but also people of non - hetherosexual orientation can collectively pray, learn Koran and fullfill their religious duties without bieng harrased. Recently another similar community set up their own mosque for transexuals in nearby city of Surabaya. Local clerics are divided how to treat such mosques but most of them agree that all human beings need God and religion, regardless to their sexual orientation. All monotheistic religions are very restrictive when it comes to sexuality and are strictly hetherosexual however certain religions do recognize the possibility of female spirit being captured in male's body and viceversa.
  • YOYGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 2009: Islamic boarding school and mosque for transexuals or waria in local language was funded nearly two years ago in one of the largest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Till present day it is probably the only place in the world where transgender people but also people of non - hetherosexual orientation can collectively pray, learn Koran and fullfill their religious duties without bieng harrased. Recently another similar community set up their own mosque for transexuals in nearby city of Surabaya. Local clerics are divided how to treat such mosques but most of them agree that all human beings need God and religion, regardless to their sexual orientation. All monotheistic religions are very restrictive when it comes to sexuality and are strictly hetherosexual however certain religions do recognize the possibility of female spirit being captured in male's body and viceversa.
  • YOYGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 2009: Islamic boarding school and mosque for transexuals or waria in local language was funded nearly two years ago in one of the largest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Till present day it is probably the only place in the world where transgender people but also people of non - hetherosexual orientation can collectively pray, learn Koran and fullfill their religious duties without bieng harrased. Recently another similar community set up their own mosque for transexuals in nearby city of Surabaya. Local clerics are divided how to treat such mosques but most of them agree that all human beings need God and religion, regardless to their sexual orientation. All monotheistic religions are very restrictive when it comes to sexuality and are strictly hetherosexual however certain religions do recognize the possibility of female spirit being captured in male's body and viceversa.
  • YOYGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 2009: Islamic boarding school and mosque for transexuals or waria in local language was funded nearly two years ago in one of the largest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Till present day it is probably the only place in the world where transgender people but also people of non - hetherosexual orientation can collectively pray, learn Koran and fullfill their religious duties without bieng harrased. Recently another similar community set up their own mosque for transexuals in nearby city of Surabaya. Local clerics are divided how to treat such mosques but most of them agree that all human beings need God and religion, regardless to their sexual orientation. All monotheistic religions are very restrictive when it comes to sexuality and are strictly hetherosexual however certain religions do recognize the possibility of female spirit being captured in male's body and viceversa.

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