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From photographer Nicola Okin Frioli’s portrait series entitled We Are Princess in a Land of Machos:  “They drink beer, they are part of the government, and they are a  symbol of good luck for their family: They are Muxes – homosexuals of  the pueblo Oaxacaqueno de Juchitan, Mexico – more than 3000 homosexuals  who enjoy respect and admiration in all the country. Los Muxes (in  Zapotec language means homosexual) are considered a blessing to their  families. It is luck for a homosexual to be born in Juchitan, where in a  population of 160,000 they walk proudly in the streets, dressed as  women with huipiles and enaguas, typical dress of the  Tehuantepec Isthmus. A resident of Juchitan says ‘A lady living here has  a son Muxes, and then she has winned the lottery, it is a real  blessing. Everybody should accept them as they are, in every place they  are.’ Says Felina, a 36-year-old Muxes and owner of a beauty salon: ‘A  lot of us are this way because our parents converted us and treated us  as a female. I’m not a man. I’m not a woman… I’m a Muxes and there is a  place for everybody in the Vineyard of the Lord.” Read more about the  Muxes of Oaxaca and see all the pictures here.

From photographer Nicola Okin Frioli’s portrait series entitled We Are Princess in a Land of Machos: “They drink beer, they are part of the government, and they are a symbol of good luck for their family: They are Muxes – homosexuals of the pueblo Oaxacaqueno de Juchitan, Mexico – more than 3000 homosexuals who enjoy respect and admiration in all the country. Los Muxes (in Zapotec language means homosexual) are considered a blessing to their families. It is luck for a homosexual to be born in Juchitan, where in a population of 160,000 they walk proudly in the streets, dressed as women with huipiles and enaguas, typical dress of the Tehuantepec Isthmus. A resident of Juchitan says ‘A lady living here has a son Muxes, and then she has winned the lottery, it is a real blessing. Everybody should accept them as they are, in every place they are.’ Says Felina, a 36-year-old Muxes and owner of a beauty salon: ‘A lot of us are this way because our parents converted us and treated us as a female. I’m not a man. I’m not a woman… I’m a Muxes and there is a place for everybody in the Vineyard of the Lord.” Read more about the Muxes of Oaxaca and see all the pictures here.

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