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FAQ: Somewhere I heard that there are trans people in other cultures. Is this true?

by Trans-Kin on 02/13/13

Trans-Kin: A Guide for Family and Friends of Transgender People has Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

 

Maybe you have thought about this question; we invite you to respond:

 

Q: Somewhere I heard that there are trans people in other cultures. Is this true?

 

A: Absolutely. There have been people who transgress and transcend gender in every society and in every historical time. In our early history and in many places still today, trans people are shamans or considered holy members of their communities. In India, for example, hijras are usually physiologically male, but with feminine attributes. Culturally, they are often considered to be a third sex. Check out the reading list for books that will give you more information.

 

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