Hijras, who are neither male nor female, now a separate gender in Bangladesh.

Hijras, who are neither male nor female, now a separate gender in Bangladesh.

“Hijras, who are neither male nor female, from now on will be considered as a separate gender in Bangladesh and will get priority for education and other rights.”

 

Since there are over 10.000 Hijras living in the country the government designated them as a separate gender and has already registered them as such in voting records.

The Bangladeshi government is careful to say that this gender is part of Bangladeshi culture and warns against using a different “Western” term for them- neither Trans not GenderQueer.

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