Muxes (Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico) [ 60 images ]
In the Istmo de Tehuantepec region of southern Mexico, the Zapotec indigenous society traditionally divides people into three genders: male, female and muxes. The “third gender” (muxes) generally represents those who identify as a different gender than assigned at birth. Muxes are shown respect, they contribute to society as artists, merchants, or they stay at the parents’ home doing women’s work. Although the three gender system originates in pre-Hispanic indigenous...