Before I found out that basically the whole world was gay over the summer I remember reading about a cross dressing tribe from my college history book. I'm not going to bother looking it up because it would take a good while, so I just did a internet search and surprised to find out there's a whooole bunch of tribes in Africa that cross dress, with feminine husbands to boot. now you guys can still pretend like the whole world hasn't been gay forever ( I say since Yaweh created the white races ) but I would really like for someone to post and explain how the heck are there some many homosexual, cross dressing tribes in Africa? http://www.gendercentre.org.au/9article7.htm Cross-Dressing Magic Intersexuals & Feminine Husbands by Roberta Perkins (The Gender Centre advise that this article may not be current and as such certain content, including but not limited to persons, contact details and dates may not apply. Where legal authority or medical related matters are cited, responsibility lies with the reader to obtain the most current relevant legal authority and/or medical publication.) Africa offers a great range of gender crossing types, more so than any other continent on Earth. There are examples of crossing gender by both sexes, there are cases of men and women taking on the roles of the opposite sex without adopting the appropriate dress, and there are rituals in which one or both sexes cross-dress for the period of the ceremony only. The Magic of Cross-Dressing When female diviners of the Zulus are called upon to forecast rain they carry the spears and shields of warriors, the symbols of male potency to pierce the clouds. Among the Masai boys are dressed as girls during their initiation into warrior hood. The Sotho of South Africa dress their girls in boys' clothing for their initiation into womanhood. When a man in the Bangala tribe of the Congo is attacked by an evil spirit he dresses as a woman in the hope that the disguise will fool the demon. Zulu men put on women's girdles at a time of drought hoping this would bring sympathy from the rain gods. These are examples of cross-dressing to induce a magical change in certain circumstances. The idea of temporarily donning the clothing of the opposite sex for the purpose of seeking supernatural help is not confined to African societies, but can also be found among some native Brazilian, Papuan and Asian societies. They all have one thing in common: the belief that a change of clothes will bring about a change of luck.