Gender Diversity in South Asia

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What term is discouraged for common use due to its history as a category of mental illness?


Which gender identity label is often used by individuals who do not identify with the binary of man/woman?


What does Gender Fluidity refer to?

A dynamic mix of boy and girl

What is the cultural practice of BACHA POSH?

Selecting a daughter to live and behave as a boy

What does Gender Non-Conformity refer to?

Disruption of gender expectations

What defines TWO SPIRIT people according to the text?

Having both male and female spirits within them

Which term refers to a person who has the capacity to be attracted romantically, erotically, and/or emotionally to some other women?


What characterizes the HIJRA community in the Indian subcontinent?

Following a kinship system known as guru-chela system

How is sexual orientation defined in the text?

A pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions to men, women, or both sexes

What does it mean to be heterosexual based on the text?

Primarily attracted to members of the opposite sex

Explore unique gender practices and identities in South Asia, such as Bacha Posh, Two Spirit, and Hijra communities. Learn about cultural traditions and perspectives on gender beyond the binary.

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