Vogue Mexico to use third-gender cover model for the first time

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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For the first time, a third-gender model has been used on the cover of Vogue Mexico.

It is believed to also be the first time in Vogue’s 120-year history that a “muxe” (pronounced MOO-she) model has appeared in one of their magazines. The term muxe is a Mexican identity for indigenous third-gender individuals, derived from the Spanish word for woman, mujer.

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Vermont considers 3rd gender option on driver’s licenses

By : wire report
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — State residents who don’t identify as male or female may soon be able to choose another gender on their driver’s licenses.

Vermont Public Radio reports the Department of Motor Vehicles’ new computer system will allow a third gender option.

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Thailand may soon legally recognize third gender

By : Staff Report
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Bangkok – A new version of Thailand’s constitution could acknowledge a “third gender,” according to a member of the Constitution Drafting Committee, the group working on the document.

A third gender would be defined as someone who doesn’t consider themselves to be male or female. It would also give the citizens of Thailand the right to self-identify.

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India’s top court recognizes third gender category

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New Delhi – India’s top court on April 15 issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

The Supreme Court directed the federal and state governments to include transgendered people in all welfare programs for the poor, including education, health care and jobs to help them overcome social and economic challenges. Previously, transgendered Indians could only identify themselves as male or female in all official documents.

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