The world is a giant melting pot of people and now so is your timeline thanks to the viral Snapchat swapping app that allows users to change their appearance by airbrushing images to look like the opposite gender.
The app’s augmented reality (AR) lenses include facial features that are typically male or female.
Popular dating mobile application Tinder just rolled out a new update in India that includes 23 genders in its list of options outside the binary male and female.
India’s oldest LGBTQ+ organization, The Humsafar Trust, and LGBTQ+ author and inclusion advocate Parmesh Shahani were part of the advisory panel that helped guide the development of this new update, according to First Post.
Mongolia’s ever-growing “reverse gender gap” has resulted in many educated women complaining that there is a shortage of eligible men.
Caused by the efforts of local parents to prioritize investing in their daughters’ education over their sons, the phenomenon is almost uniquely Mongolian as it is the complete opposite of what is happening in many patriarchal countries.
As the world’s favorite sex-change surgery destination, Thailand definitely takes the cake in its recognition of the complexity of human sexuality.
There are, in fact, 18 gender identities that are recognized in the local lexicon, according to RocketNews24.
In an apparent effort to keep the Chinese male students more masculine, a Shanghai-based publishing company has released a textbook especially designed for primary school boys in China.
According to China Daily (via Shanghaist), the book called Xiaoxiao Nanzihan or “Little Man” was recently launched to help change “the tendency of male students to lack masculinity, and be outperformed and overshadowed by girls at primary and secondary schools.”