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"“Muxe” is a Zapotec word derived from the Spanish “mujer,” or woman; it is reserved for males who, from boyhood, have felt themselves drawn to living as a woman, anticipating roles set out for them by the community.
Anthropologists trace the acceptance of people of mixed gender to pre-Colombian Mexico, pointing to accounts of cross-dressing Aztec priests and Mayan gods who were male and female at the same time. Spanish colonizers wiped out most of those attitudes in the 1500s by forcing conversion to Catholicism. But mixed-gender identities managed to survive in the area around Juchitán, a place so traditional that many people speak ancient Zapotec instead of Spanish."
- [MEXICO] Striking Portraits of Muxes, Mexico's 'Third' Gender (africati.wordpress.com)
- Muxes (thepinksnout.wordpress.com)
- Mexico's indigenous "muxes" defy gender norms (cbsnews.com)
- The Third Gender (doublebound.wordpress.com)
- The Third Sex: Muxe Culture in Oaxaca, Mexico (outsidetheboxtravel.wordpress.com)
- Indigenous gays celebrate traditions in Mexico (sacbee.com)
- The Cult of St Cyprian (inominandum.com)
- Interview with Author P. Sufenas Virius Lupus (patheos.com)