14 September 2012
The Mystical World of Hijra
If one refuses to give a Hijra money, a Hijra may attempt to embarrass the man into giving them money by using obscene gestures, profane languages and sexual advances. Often times, some may result in showing their genitala in front of the the man if he doesn't donate money. Although Hijras can make a sustainable income by performing at weddings, many have resulted in begging and prostitution. Prostitution normally occurs in an Hijra’s home or in a hotel/brothel. Because of sex work, many are at high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.