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Long before the Indian penal code, which has made homosexuality illegal, came into being, the tiny, non descript little village at Koovagam has h… Read More
Long before the Indian penal code, which has made homosexuality illegal, came into being, the tiny, non descript little village at Koovagam has hosted a festival that’s been attended by tens of thousands of people of alternate sexuality for hundreds of years. It is considered the center of the "eunuch" world. Every year, this little village deep within Tamil Nadu assumes a festive look as over 25,000 transvestites, homosexual men and transsexuals descend on it from all over India and other countries as well for the Aligal Thiruvizha festival. Read Less
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Long before the Indian penal code, which has made homosexuality illegal, came into being, the tiny, non descript little village at Koovagam has hosted a festival that’s been attended by tens of thousands of people of alternate sexuality for hundreds of years. It is considered the center of the "eunuch" world. Every year, this little village deep within Tamil Nadu assumes a festive look as over 25,000 transvestites, homosexual men and transsexuals descend on it from all over India and other countries as well for the Aligal Thiruvizha festival. 

Read more about this festival on my photo blog at
 
http://ryanlobo.blogspot.in/2006/02/koovagam.html