Transsex and the Javanese City

By Michael Lenz

WMariani is a devout Muslim woman. However, just as the transsexual has not always been a woman she has not always been a follower of Islam. The 53 year old mother of a nine year old, adopted daughter was born into a catholic family in Yogyakarta in Central Java. But even working as a cook in a catholic convent couldn't stop her from switching religion. "I always felt attracted by Islam", she confesses. Her love to Allah made Mariani famous beyond the borders of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. Four years ago Mariani founded a pesantren, an Islamic school, for Waria, her fellow transsexuals.

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