Queer: no. Queer-po muxe: yes

+ info: Goethe Institute

When someone asks me about muxe identity or muxeidad (muxe-ness), their question invariably addresses whether this Zapotec cultural expression, lifestyle, or tradition can be considered specific to the inhabitants of Mexico’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec. People often verge on the presumptuous when they ask, “How long have muxes or muxeidad existed?” I always respond unhesitatingly: “I don’t know.”