The Other Sisters (16 images)

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The Muxes, or third gender in the predominately Zapotec communities of Southern Oaxaca, enjoy a prominent and celebrated place in contemporary culture. To be born a muxe is to be born in luck, and their acceptance predates the Catholicism that arrived with Spanish colonization. They often cross-dress and display the aspects of both genders much like the priests and gods of ancient times.

They do not consider themselves homosexuals, but rather a thing distinct - many wear female...
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