Tahiti’s ‘third sex’ uncovered: Fascinating photographs reveal a rare glimpse into the ancient ‘mahu’ community who identify as neither male nor female on Polynesian island

  • The extraordinary series of photographs showcase the island’s ‘third gender’ painted in bright colours
  • Images captured by Namsa Leuba show portrayal of culture who exist outwith the male-female divide
  • In Tahiti, ‘mahu’ are born biologically male but are recognised by family and friends as neither male or female

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