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Darina, muxe. Long before the arrival of Spanish conquerors  Muxes already existed. They are gay Zapotecos indigenous dressed as women and taking the female rol in their family and towards society.. These Indians of Oaxaca, southern Mexico, were not discriminated until the arrival of Catholicism in the XV Century,  when priest tried to make them behave as  heterosexuals.  They never got it, today in the town of  Juchitán Muxes have their own space in their  community , where they are respected...Muxes are part of  Juchiteca  society. You may see them walking the streets, buying and selling in the markets,  catching  the eye of some  passersbyes, sometimes with desire, others with disgust....Muxes can be very different among themselves.  Some take hormones and go through  surgery to deep their convertion.  Others just dress as women every day, but some just for  holidays. All share the acceptance of people,  even if discrimimation still exists. It is not uncommon to see parents evicting  from his home a teen who first announced his intention to become Muxe...Each year in November Muxes held a big party called La Vela. It is a dance, preceded by the crowning of the queen of the Muxes The more popular Vela is one called  The Authentic Fearless Seekers of Danger,an organization created 30 years ago in  Juchitán ...In recent years Muxes have excelled in the fight against AIDS and all forms ofdiscrimination..

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Darina, muxe. Long before the arrival of Spanish conquerors Muxes already existed. They are gay Zapotecos indigenous dressed as women and taking the female rol in their family and towards society.. These Indians of Oaxaca, southern Mexico, were not discriminated until the arrival of Catholicism in the XV Century, when priest tried to make them behave as heterosexuals. They never got it, today in the town of Juchitán Muxes have their own space in their community , where they are...
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Author: Gustavo Graf.
Date created: 21 Nov 2010
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File size: 20.3MB
City: JUCHITAN
Country: MEXICO
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