The Austrian Alex Yirgen officially received papers verifying that he belongs to the third gender.
"For the first time in my life I feel recognized by the law," Alex said, pointing to the papers. He was born with atypical chromosomes. So far, there has been no room for the people who are neither men nor women, Yergen said.
KA.DER, a women's rights organization which advocates equal representation of women and men in all fields of life, has criticized Turkish political parties for nominating very few women to run as mayors in the upcoming March 31 local elections.
Children get the opportunity to define their gender themselves, writes BBC.
From the moment a child is born, its gender pretty much determines how they will dress, which toys they'll be given and ultimately how they are meant to behave within society.
But some schools in Sweden are trying to strip away such gender norms.
Intersex people in Germany can now legally identify themselves as such under a new law adopted in December, reported BBC.
People who do not fit the biological definition of male or female can now choose the category "diverse" on official documents.
Those choosing the option will need a doctor's certificate to register.
A book compiled of short stories by female writers to inspire girls will be out on shelves on Oct. 11, the International Day of the Girl Child.
"People say I'm controversial," Madonna, who turns 60 on Wednesday, told an audience of music-industry peers in 2016. "But I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around."
From a career spanning decades, these are just a few of her most inconic, her most controversial and her most inventive moments.