The Bugis people of South Sulawesi are a powerful ethnic group remarkable for their recognition of five separate genders: cis male, cis female, men who exhibit traditionally female traits and vice versa, and then a fifth gender called bissu. While for Bugis gender is often described as a spectrum, bissu are deemed to be above this classification: spiritual beings who are not halfway between male and female, but rather embody the power of both at once.