Five cultures which have understood and respected non-binary gender identities for centuries.

The best queer sex ed class you were never offered. Run by the kickbutt people of Planned Parenthood.

"Hijras, who can be eunuchs, intersex or transgender, have been part of South Asia's culture for thousands of years." - Photo by Tom Pietrasik

India's third gender - in pictures

"Hijras, who can be eunuchs, intersex, transgender, are recognised as a third gender and have been part of South Asia's culture for thousands of years." - Photo by Tom Pietrasik

Read on for a brief look at the complex concept of muxe, Mexico's so-called third gender, which is at times rejoiced and reviled in equal measure.

Here's Everything to Know About 'Muxe', Mexico's Third Gender

India court recognises third gender - congratulations

India court recognises third gender

India's Supreme Court recognises transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling which orders the government to provide key amenities.

When photographer Jill Peters first traveled to India in 2007, she was intrigued by what she at first believed to be male cross-dressers mak...

Outside Of The Binary: Exploring India's Third Gender

When photographer Jill Peters first traveled to India in she was intrigued by what she at first believed to be male cross-dressers mak.

A Brief History Of Muxe, Mexico's Third Gender  #gender #transgender #thirdgender

Here's Everything to Know About 'Muxe', Mexico's Third Gender

A Brief History Of Muxe, Mexico's Third Gender #gender #transgender #thirdgender

Genderfluid Symbol. Genderfluid pride symbol in matching pride flag colors. Pink, white, purple, black, and blue flag. Genderfluid - A person who 's gender identity “switches between genders, which may include male, female, neutrois, [no gender], third gender, or any other genderqueer identity. They can also switch to have combinations at the same time, such as male and female, or other mixes, such as male, neutrois, and a third gender.”
     
http://gender.wikia.com/wiki/Gender_Fluid

Genderfluid pride symbol in matching pride flag colors. Pink, white, purple, black, and blue flag. Genderfluid - A person who 's gender identity fluidly.

Mexico's Third Gender

Every November a celebration known as the Vigil of the Authentic Intrepid Searchers of Danger takes place in the city of Juchitán, Oaxaca, in Mexico.

Muxes: The Third Gender - The Atlantic - The Atlantic

Muxes: The Third Gender - The Atlantic - The Atlantic

Archaeologists investigating a 5,000-year-old Copper Age grave in the Czech Republic believe they may have unearthed the first known remains of a gay or transvestite caveman. The man was apparentlhy buried as if he were a woman, an aberrant practice for an ancient culture known for its strict burial procedures.

Archaeologists unearth 5,000-year-old 'third-gender' caveman

Article: Archaeologists unearth 'third-gender' caveman Caveman was buried like a woman, leading scientists to question his sexual orientation.

Culture and public need is changing every day; Germany now has to allow citizens to register newborns in a third gender category, as long as the child has both characteristics of both genders. This is important as it gives the child the chance to decide what they want to be characterized as and decrease the need to change the sex on official documents.  Germany either can create a new gender category or remove gender from all official documents. – Jessica Foote

Germany Must Create A Third Gender Category, Court Rules

Culture and public need is changing every day; Germany now has to allow citizens to register newborns in a third gender category, as long as the child has both characteristics of both genders. This is important as it gives the child the chance to decide what they want to be characterized as and decrease the need to change the sex on official documents. Germany either can create a new gender category or remove gender from all official documents. – Jessica Foote

* GenderFluid -  A GenderQueer person whose gender identity can change with mood or circumstance. A fluid person may identify as a man at one point in time, a woman at another time, bigender at another, third gender, or agender at any given point.

8 Trans* Identities To Understand - As a person who works with the LGBT (especially trans folks) on a weekly basis - this was VERY helpful.

The Third Gender - great short doc on Muxes

The Third Gender - great short doc on Muxes

“As soon as I learned about a genderqueer identity, I was like, ‘Oh! That’s the one!’” The University of Vermont is in the process of recognizing a third gender by allowing students like Gieselman to select their own identity. - NYTimes.com

A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral

Rocko Gieselman goes by the pronoun “they.” Acknowledging the next step in identity politics, the University of Vermont has agreed to use it.

A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral Rocko Gieselman goes by the pronoun “they.” Acknowledging the next step in identity politics, the University of Vermont has agreed to use it.

A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral

While colleges across the country have been grappling with concerns related to students transitioning from one gender to another, Vermont is at the forefront in recognizing the next step in identity politics: the validation of a third gender.

ARTICLE - India court recognises transgender  people as third gender. (I think they mean Hijra which are a third gender. Calling them transgender imposes a Western understand of gender on their culture.)

India court recognises third gender

ARTICLE - India court recognises transgender people as third gender. (I think they mean Hijra which are a third gender. Calling them transgender imposes a Western understand of gender on their culture.

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