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Gay in Cambodia

As usual, online news site GlobalPost has interesting news report on a number of pressing issues facing Cambodia. Special to GlobalPost, Terry McCoy reported on Cambodia’s first gay town, with photographs by photojournalist Vinh Dao.

Cambodia’s definition of homosexuality and gender challenges Western notions. In Cambodia, there’s a third gender — frequently called “lady boys” — that falls somewhere between male and female. By all appearances and mannerisms, they’re female and identify as such though born male; most haven’t undergone any sex-change operations, they say.

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