In the north of Mandalay, Taungbyone Nat Festival is the biggest spiritual festival that offer a safe space for gay community to express themselves freely. The festival honors the two ancient 'nats', or spirits through the dance performed by the 'natsayer', or known as the ‘spirit wives’. Most of the natsayers are gaymen or transwomen which is believed to be better equipped to connect with the spirit world thanks to more fluid sexuality. Lgbt Lgbt Pride Mandalay Myanmmar Nat Festival Nat Sayer Natsayer Photojournalism Taungbyone Taungbyone Nat Fes Telling Stories Differently My Favorite Photo The Photojournalist - 2016 EyeEm Awards The Portraitist - 2016 EyeEm Awards EyeEm x ICP - Telling Stories Differently EyeEm Diversity
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