Meet the mixed-gender ‘muxes’ of southern Mexico

This article by Kenneth Dickerman originally appeared in Washington Post

There is a unique group of people in southern Mexico’s Oaxaca state called “muxes.” According to a piece in Fusion, muxes are “a community of gay men who date heterosexual men while dressing as women, sometimes assuming traditional female roles within the family and society.” In the 1980s, a group of anthropologists studying the muxes cited them as an example of a third gender, showing that gender norms might be more fluid that we sometimes think.

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