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India’s Gay Prince Says Transgender People Have Lived In His Country For 800 Years

prince1Transgenders in India are not seen as a behavior, but they are seen as a cult. There have been families of transgenders who have been existing in our culture for centuries now. My own dynasty is 650 years old, but I know of transgender families that are even 800 years old. So they have been in existence much before even the Muslims or the Christians have influenced our country. And there is mention about transgenders in our religious texts, in our Hindu mythology. So I think it is more to do with our culture than any other thing.”

 

India’s Prince Manvendra, the world’s only out royal, discussing the recent Supreme Court ruling that officially recognizes transgender people as “third gender,” in an interview with Frontiers magazine