"Hijras, who can be eunuchs, intersex or transgender, have been part of South Asia's culture for thousands of years." - Photo by Tom Pietrasik

India's third gender - in pictures

"Hijras, who can be eunuchs, intersex or transgender, have been part of South Asia's culture for thousands of years." - Photo by Tom Pietrasik

Modern Western culture is slowly acknowledging gender fluidity, but "third genders" and other classifications have existed throughout history.

In Indonesia, Non-Binary Gender is a Centuries-Old Idea

Modern Western culture is slowly acknowledging gender fluidity, but "third genders" and other classifications have existed throughout history.

Anchor Chart to guide students to identify key words to help them determine the point of view of a text. Worksheet to use with any text. Students determine the point of view the story and then write the keywords that let them to choose that point of view.

Point of View Anchor Chart and Worksheet

Anchor Chart to guide students to identify key words to help them determine the point of view of a text. Worksheet to use with any text. Students determine the point of view the story and then write the keywords that let them to choose that point of view.

Jill Peters' photoseries 'Nirvan, the Third Gender of India,' explores the beauty and pain of India's hijras.

See the 'quiet dignity' of India's third gender hijra community

Jill Peters' photoseries 'Nirvan, the Third Gender of India,' explores the beauty and pain of India's hijras.

Nepal Adds Third Gender to Forms

Nepal Adds Third Gender to Forms

San Francisco elementary school removes boys' and girls' bathrooms and makes them gender neutral Days of Lot

Muxes are people who are born biologically male and dress as women—but they are treated as “the third gender,” and they identify neither as men nor as women.

Muxes are people who are born biologically male and dress as women—but they are treated as “the third gender,” and they identify neither as men nor as women.

Bangladesh's Third Gender - NYTimes.com

Bangladesh's Third Gender

Bangladesh's Third Gender - NYTimes.com

In a landmark ruling  in India, the high court declared that "it is the right of every human being to choose their gender."

In a landmark ruling in India, the high court declared that "it is the right of every human being to choose their gender."

It is a familiar sight to many to see third-gender Indians asking train travellers for donations.

This Story Of A Third-Gender Person Befriending A Stranger On A Train To Goa Is Going Viral

It is a familiar sight to many to see third-gender Indians asking train travellers for donations.

India's Top Court Recognizes Third Gender Category This decision means that in India people of all socioeconomic classes are now free to self-identify outside the gender binary on legal documents. According to this article by the Huffington Post "The court noted that it was the right of every human being to choose their gender while granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female."

India's Top Court Recognizes Third Gender Category This decision means that in India people of all socioeconomic classes are now free to self-identify outside the gender binary on legal documents. According to this article by the Huffington Post "The court noted that it was the right of every human being to choose their gender while granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female."

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