Myanmar: The Cult of the Nats
Every year in Tangbyon, an important ritual sees thousands of Burmans come to ask their mediums to dance, so they may contact the Nats, spirits that are able to offer them a better future. In this country, where homosexuality is still illegal, the ritual provides a space where homosexuals, transvestites and transgender people can exist without hiding.
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