Transgender Divas Rock Muslim World, but Common Transsexual People Still Fighting to Fit In

Transsexual singers and dancers in places like Turkey and Morocco are big-time celebrities, but there’s far less acceptance of common transgender people.

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I once saw a Turkish singer I didn’t recognize in a videocassette belonging to Esther, my parents’ neighbor in Bat Yam. The diva stepped onto the stage, opened with the adhan, the muezzin call to prayer, and...