A group of self-assured men in a small town in rural Punjab is breathing new life into an age-old folk dance. A collective spirit of resilience among the Lok Rang Noor Art troupe as its dancers get ready to perform the giddha. Outside of performing, the men of Lok Rang Noor Art have regular lives that are often disrupted by bigots who view them as societal deviants who need remedying. Many artists are college students who field derogatory comments from their peers, while others are government servants whose livelihoods are threatened by this audacious pursuit of their feminine alter ego. But for all that the giddha has given them—a sense of community, an instrument for expression, a raison d’etre—deflecting vitriolic remarks is a burden they’re happy to bear.