The Third Sex is a photography project done with members of the Hamsafar community of Mumbai. The models were eunuchs, see themselves as neither men nor women. Often ostracized in society, all they seek for is acceptance and dignity. I had the opportunity of shooting them in a different light and also got to interact with them.

Urmi one of the models said “I would love to be born a eunuch in my next life as well, because it doesn’t confine me to social chores.” Heena, another model is a double graduate, socialist & activist working hard for sexual minority group rights. She says, “After all the hardships society has shoved on me, my purpose in life is to make the world a better place for trans genders like me.”

 

Conceptualised & Photographed: Sanuree Gomes