In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Pakistani transgender women Sonia, right, and Mahim, left, chat with their community head Almas Bobby, 42, center, at Almas' home in Rawalpindi,

 

              In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Pakistani transgender women Sonia, right, and Mahim, left, chat with their community head Almas Bobby, 42, center, at Almas
In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Pakistani transgender women Sonia, right, and Mahim, left, chat with their community head Almas Bobby, 42, center, at Almas' home in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Transgender people live in a tenuous position in conservative Pakistan, where the roles of the sexes are traditionally starkly drawn. Families often push them out of the home when they’re young, forcing many to prostitute themselves to earn a living. One role where they are tolerated is as dancers at weddings and other celebrations at which men and women are strictly segregated.(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)