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Interactive Map: The History of Gender Diversity

This interactive map from PBS is a good starting point for people who would like to learn the history of gender diversity around the world. Although the information isn’t anything I would cite directly or take without a grain of salt, it’s a testament to the fact that gender categories are nowhere near as universal as many seem to believe they are. It also isn’t complete-there are many more peoples, cultures, and genders to explore beyond the map as well.

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A really interesting resource to help fuel reflection and discussion about modern and ancient views on gender and its nonbinary nature (although I will highlight the concerns about accuracy and appropriation shared in some of the comments). For me, it’s encouraging to remember that trans and nonbinary gender identities are nothing new, and that a broader gender spectrum has been embraced in many times and places ❤

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