Strange Things You’ll Only See in India

The third sex, the Hijras

In India, the term Hijra is used to refer to those people who consider themselves transgender or transsexual. Hijras have a history recorded on the Indian subcontinent since ancient times, as suggested also by the Kāma Sūtra. In April 2014, India’s Supreme Court recognized transgender people as a ’third sex’ in a special law also regarding passports and other official documents.