6 Cultures That Recognize More than Two Genders
Hijra: Hindu society features the gender hijra, the most common nonbinary identity recognized in India today.
Calalai, Calabai, and Bissu: The Bugis ethnic group of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, recognizes three genders beyond the binary.
Muxe: Muxes constitute a community of people in Mexico who typically have male sexual characteristics but embrace a feminine identity.
Sekrata: The Sakalava people, indigenous to Madagascar, recognize the gender, sekrata.
Two-Spirit: Two-spirit is a term some Indigenous North Americans have adopted to refer to people in their communities.
Bakla: In the Philippines the term bakla refers to people who possess male sexual characteristics.