Gender-diverse cultures

Did you know that Acaults are a third gender consisting of biological males who assume the dress and social role of women in Myanmar? Or that Hawaii has a tradition of Mahu, who can be biologically male or female, and occupy an identity somewhere between genders or encompassing both genders? Explore this map to take a tour of gender identities and expressions around the world.

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Check out this map of gender-diverse cultures.

A Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures


A map of gender-diverse cultures. (2015, August 11). PBS.

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

Gender Expression Gender expression icon How we show up in the world through choices like clothing, hair style, mannerisms or tone of voice.

Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.

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