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Finally, a bit of good news from the Middle East! A groundbreaking Lebanese male belly dancer is giving transgendered Muslims the confidence to be themselves in their own bloomers!
Alexander Paulikevitch first came out to his classmates and friends when he was 16. Now 35, he is a choreographer and dancer specializing in contemporary baladi, a type of belly dancing.
An old dance form, it was traditionally performed by women for women. More recently, it has been viewed as a dance by women to seduce men.
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Alexander performs for many in Beirut.