Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Word of the Gay: "Eunuch"

"Eunuchs" are males that have been castrated and as a result have had hormonal changes in their bodies. There is a lot of rich history regarding eunuchs and a lot of misunderstanding. Historically people who were homosexual, transgender, or asexual were castrated because they were considered impotent. Today it is a procedure done on gender variant people who wish to express their femininity and in India they are referred to as Hijra.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Made me think of a movie by Mel Brooks that
I so LOVE 'HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART I'
That one part where the guards are trying to
find Gregory Hines' character among the
'eunuchs' and the cover in front of him rises
when the woman is dancing....
Sorry....

HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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