In pictures: Indonesia's waria


Stigma

For some of the worshippers at the waria school, the night will end here – with prayers and Koran-reading late into the night. Others will leave in the early hours to start work in Yogyakarta's red light district.

Jobs aren't easy to come by in Indonesia if you are living as a woman in a man's body. The school may have made it easier for the waria to learn about Islam’s teachings, but outside the stigma makes it much harder to live by them.

Text/Images: Lucy Williamson

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