YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - JULY 29: Maryani, founder of Koran School Transgender, walks as they pray at the graves of their friends who have died, on July 29, 2011 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The ... more 
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - JULY 29: Maryani, founder of Koran School Transgender, walks as they pray at the graves of their friends who have died, on July 29, 2011 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The members of the 'waria' community, a term derived from the words 'wanita' (woman) and 'pria' (man), are also students of a prayer school for Muslim transgendered and they have made the traditional pilgrimage to the graves of loved ones ahead of Ramadan. The tradition is believed to bring people closer to God. Their Koran school is called 'Senin-Kamis' meaning Monday - Thursday, the 2 days of the week the school operates. The school was founded in July 2008 by a 50-year old Maryani as a place for waria to pray; Islam strictly segregates men from women during prayer, leaving nowhere for 'the third sex' 'waria' to pray, until it's founding . (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) less 
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Fri, Jul 29, 2011 1:53 PM EDT