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Man, Woman, Muxe: What We Can Learn from Southern Oaxaca’s Third Gender

Library Foundation of Los Angeles

Tlacolulokos, “Smile Now, Cry Later”, 2017. Courtesy of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Photograph by Jeff McLane

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In the shifting landscape of gender identity, what might we learn from Oaxaca’s indigenous Zapotec people, who embrace a third gender—the muxe? Bamby Salcedo, founder of the TransLatin@Coalition, in conversation with Victor Cata, Zapotec historian & linguist; Zackary Drucker, transgender multimedia artist & producer of the series “Transparent”; and Maritza, recent queen of LA’s Muxe Vela. For more information see here.

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November 14, 2017 07:15 PM — November 14, 2017 09:00 PM


Downtown & East LA


Free / RSVP Required



Library Foundation of Los Angeles — Website


630 W Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA

Associated Exhibition

Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in LA