Some Asian Governments Claim LGBTQ Culture Is a Western Invention: Here’s Why That’s Garbage
From androgynous priests in Malaysia, to cross-dressing mediums in Vietnam, Asia has a proud tradition of gender-defying ritualism stretching back thousands of years.
In Southern India, Women Are Being Sexually Exploited in the Name of God
The Devadasi practice that makes women ‘wives of god’ might have been banned, but women are still finding themselves stuck in the inhuman tradition.
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China Is Allegedly Forcing Its Muslims to Break Their Ramadan Fast
And most Muslim majority nations, most notably Saudi Arabia, are silent about it.
This Photographer Captures the Fragile Lives of Former ‘Goddesses’ in Nepal
Maria Contreras Coll went behind the scenes of one of the most criticised religious traditions in the world, to tell a story of the enduring power of young girls in Nepal.
Ever Wondered What Life is Like as a 23-Year-Old Priest in Rajasthan?
A lot cooler than we imagined.
Round Earth “Theory” is Western Propaganda, According to This Indian Flat Earther
The world’s oldest conspiracy theory is being revisited by a man practicing the ancient Indian religion of Jainism, who claims to have seen two suns.
Meet Lizzy Rose, Your Friendly Neighbourhood Exorcist Mum
Spending an afternoon in the low key world of suburban exorcisms.
I Road-Tested Three Cults Around Melbourne
Am I a Moonie, a Scientologist, or a Hare Krishna?
Wait a Minute, is Satanism Actually Really Great?
A weak but all-round enjoyable investigation.
How a Brisbane Artist Became a Priest for a UFO Pleasure Cult
Luke Roberts is a Raelian: "the only religion with female, gay, and transgender priests."
A Day With the Australian Couple Who Say They're Jesus and Mary
We talked a lot about self-assurance.
Indonesia Is Home to the Most Climate Change Deniers in the World
Experts say the lack of education and focus on religion are reasons why many Indonesians don't believe in global warming.