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A Lifestyle Distinct: The Muxe of Mexico

December 12, 2008

My friend Katie Orlinsky has a photo essay in last Sundays NY Times about transgendered folks in Juchitan, Oaxaca.

In this part of Oaxaca — a narrow strip of land known as the Isthmus — the locals make room for a third category, whom they call “muxes” (pronounced MOO-shays). Muxes are men who consider themselves women and live in a socially sanctioned netherworld between the two genders.

You can see the slide show over at The NY Times, or check out the accompanying article.

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One comment on “A Lifestyle Distinct: The Muxe of Mexico”

Wow, that’s very interesting. Is it like the kabuki actors? Where female roles are being played by men? That’s very interesting.



June 22, 2016

Gardiner, NY This sign did make me slow down, A LOT! I wanna see baby foxes, that sounds incredibly adorable! Ever since Shaun started this series, I’ve been noticing DIYDPW…