Muxe of Mexico

The NY Times had a fascinating photo essay today about the Muxe of Mexico. The Muxe are transgendered people and are generally from communities around the town of Juchitán in the southern state of Oaxaca. There is a high degree of social acceptance in these primarily indigenous Zapotec communities - something rather unusual for a fairly conservative country like Mexico. You can read more about them and see the slideshow here.



Ninel and Sebastian
all photos by Katie Orlinsky for The New York Times