Photographer: Miguel Candela

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Exhibit Title: India's Third Gender

Location: Bangalore and Delhi, India

Caption: “It is an inseparable part of our lives.“ says Sanjana, one of the transvestites who regularly see Deepshikha center. This man, who feels female, has a double life. Away of the household, she is a charming woman who prostitutes, but within, she is a dedicated father. "I was not brave enough to face the consequences that would have bought to me if I had become a 'hijra', although I feel like a woman," she admits.

When he was 9, he started playing female roles at her school theater performances. He did so well that he was paid to do the same roles in other centers. At 14, s
he was getting paid for other kind of services. "I like men, so when I was offered money for sex, I accepted". No one in her family knew or knows about Sanjana's secret life.

When her parents arranged her marriage to a woman, Sanjana did not reject the union. Now, she has four children who loves and adores. "When I have to make love to my wife, I need to force an erection and I think in the ass of a friend," says while giggling.

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