A transvestite participant in the "Flores de Mayo", a local festival celebrated during the month of May in honour of the Virgin Mary that usually has women as participants, puts on make-up as he prepares for the event in Quezon City, Metro Manila May 11, 2008. The head of Manila's Roman Catholic Church has frowned on the participation of transvestites in the "Santacruzan" flower festival held across the Philippines every May in honour of the Virgin Mary. (image by John Javellana)
A transvestite participant in the "Flores de Mayo", a local festival celebrated during the month of May in honour of the Virgin Mary that usually has women as participants, puts on make-up as he prepares for the event in Quezon City, Metro Manila May 11, 2008. The head of Manila's Roman Catholic Church has frowned on the participation of transvestites in the "Santacruzan" flower festival held across the Philippines every May in honour of the Virgin Mary.
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