GENDER IDENTITIES

 GENDER IDENTITIES

ABUSSOSGENDER

A gender identity for those who feel their gender identity is completely incomprehensible. Similar to anongender. Synonymous with staticgender.

AREOGENDER

Believing your gender identity is determined by environmental and/or external factors (time of day, seasons, weather, specific people near you, etc.). Controversial.

AGENDER


Agender is a term which can be literally translated as 'without gender'. It can be seen either as a non-binary gender identity or as a statement of not having a gender identity. People who identify as agender may describe themselves as one or more of the following: Genderless or lacking gender. Gender neutral.

ALEXIGENDER

Where one feels like they are genderfluid, but unsure of what specific genders they fluctuate between.

ALIAGENDER 

Feeling like your gender identity is completely different from “traditional” ways of describing gender (femininity vs masculinity). You believe you have a gender, but nothing within the contemporary gender spectrum seems like a “right” fit for you. Similar to Egender, Videgender, and Nesciogender. Controversial.

ALIUSGENDER


Feeling as though your gender identity can’t be described by “stereotypical” gender descriptors.

AMBIGENDER

A gender term for those who DO NOT feel comfortable using the term “two-spirit” for any reason (such as not having American indigenous blood in them). A term for those who feel as though they have the soul of a woman AND a man inside of them.

AMBONEC


Feeling as though you are simultaneously a girl and a boy, as well as neither, similar to the concept of “schrodinger’s cat”, synonymous with Schrodigender.


ANDROFLUID


Androfluid: Feeling as though your gender is fluid between multiple masculine identities, sub-community of genderfluid..


ANDROGYNY


Androgyny is the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics. Sexual ambiguity may be found in fashion, gender identity, sexual identity, or sexual lifestyle. It can also refer to biological intersex physicality, especially with regard to plant and human sexuality.

ANGENITAL

A gender identity where one feels uncomfortable with their genitalia (wanting to be sexless), but does not mind gendered pronouns (he/she/they/etc.).


ANONGENDER

A gender that is unknown to yourself and others.

ANVISGENDER

A term for those who feel apathetic towards their gender identity. Synonymous with Cassgender.

AXIGENDER

A gender that includes agender and another gender term. There is no overlap, and little-to-no transition between agender and the other gender. In the polygender community.

BIGENDER


Bigender is a gender identity which can be literally translated as 'two genders' or 'double gender'. Bigender people experience exactly two gender identities, either simultaneously or varying between the two. These two gender identities could be male and female, but could also include non-binary identities.


BIGENDERFLUID

When you feel like your gender flunctuates/is fluid between two distinct genders. Found within the polygender and genderfluid community.

BREVIGENDER

A gender term for a type of genderfluid person who feels their specific gender identity changes very rapidly. Synonymous with Veloxigender.

CANCEGENDER


Someone who feels they are primarily agender. However, they also feel their gender is fluid. Alternative name: agenderfluid.

CASSGENDER 

Feeling as though your gender identity is unimportant (and/or feel indifferent towards their gender identity). Synonymous with Anvisgender.

CETEROGENDER


A nonbinary gender with specific feminine, masculine, or neutral feelings.

CHAOSGENDER


One who feels their gender is too confusing to pin down to one term, sub-community of novigender.


COMGENDER


An umbrella term for anything not related to agender. Can be used as an individual identity for those who believe they don’t identify as agender.

CONDIGENDER


 A gender identity that is completely dependent on external circumstances. For example: You might feel like a girl only with specific people or specific circumstances around you (same goes for “feeling like a boy” or nonbinary). This individual does NOT have to be genderfluid for this. Controversial.


CRYSTAGENDER

A subsection of genderfluid, where one feels as though their gender identity fluctuates between PARTS of different gender identities.


DEMIBOY


A demiboy, also called demiguy, is someone whose gender identity is only partly male, regardless of their assigned gender at birth. They may or may not identify as another gender in addition to feeling partially a boy or man. They may also define their identity as both male and genderless (agender).

DEMIFLUID

A nonbinary gender identity that is partially fluid and part static. This is different from genderfluid and demiflux.

DEMIGENDER

A gender identity that involves feeling a partial, but not a full, connection to a particular gender identity.

DEMIGIRL

A demigirl (also called a demiwoman or a demifemale person) is a gender identity describing someone who partially, but not wholly, identifies as a woman, girl or otherwise feminine, whatever their assigned gender at birth. They may or may not identify as another gender in addition to feeling partially a girl or woman.

DRAG/FEATHER


Drag is a term applied to clothing and make-up worn on special occasions for performing or entertaining, unlike those who are transgender or who cross-dress for other reasons. Drag performance includes overall presentation and behavior in addition to clothing and makeup. Drag can be theatrical, comedic, or grotesque. Drag queens have been considered caricatures of women by second-wave feminism. Drag artists have a long tradition in LGBT culture. Generally the terms drag queen covers men doing female drag, drag king covers women doing male drag, and faux queen covers women doing female drag. Nevertheless, there are drag artists of all genders and sexualities who perform for various reasons. Some drag performers, transvestites, and people in the gay community, have embraced the pornographically-derived term tranny to describe drag queens or people who engage in transvestism or cross-dressing; however this term is widely considered offensive if applied to transsexual people.


EAFLUID


Feeling as though your gender is fluid between multiple nonbinary genders, sub-community of genderfluid.

EGENDER


Refusing to identify within the gender spectrum. Similar to Aliagender, Videgender, and Nesciogender.

EQUIGENDER


Feeling as though you have multiple genders, but they’re all in equal amounts, found in the polygender umbrella.


EXGENDER

Believing your gender identity can’t be described (”is beyond”) the gender spectrum.

EXPLORAGENDER

A gender term for those who are constantly questioning their gender identity, feeling as though one gender term in particular in never quite right. Similar to: Anongender, Staticgender, and Abussosgender.

FEGENDER


Someone who is nonbinary but feels strong connections to feminity.

GEMIGENDER

Feeling as though you have two opposing gender identities at once. (such as: agender and comgender; demigirl and demiboy, etc.). Found in polygender community.

GENDER FLUID


Gender fluid is a gender identity which refers to a gender which varies over time. A gender fluid person may at any time identify as male, female, neutrois, or any other non-binary identity, or some combination of identities.

GENDERFLUX


Gender identity depending on intensity; i.e if you were born a female, sometimes you would be like 'YEAH I'M A GIRL' and other times you would be like '...nah' .
Genderflux individuals are on the genderfluid spectrum. They usually switch between male and female identities. 


GENDERLESS


Feeling as though you have no gender.

GENDERMAVERICK


A nonbinary gender for individuals who feel that the gender spectrum is too constricting, synonymous with genderfuck, controversial.

GENDER NON-BINARY


Non-binary people may also identify as transgender and/or transsexual. The label genderqueer has a lot of overlap with non-binary, but non-binary is often seen as more politically correct, since queer is sometimes used as a transphobic insult.

Non-binary people may wish to transition so that their gender expression more closely reflects their internal identity. Many non-binary people wish to appear androgynous and adopt unisex names, gender-neutral titles such as Mx. and/or gender-neutral pronouns, but others prefer to express themselves in ways which are traditionally seen as masculine or feminine, or to mix aspects of the two.

Non-binary people can have any sexual orientation, although if attracted primarily to a single gender they may prefer to use gender-terminology to express this, such as androsexual or gynosexual


GENDERNULL


Unsure of your gender identity, but feeling like agender is extremely close to your gender feelings.


GENDERQUEER


Genderqueer, also called GenderQueer, gender queer, is an umbrella term covering non-normative gender identity and gender expression

GENDERVARIANT


Gendervariant: An UMBRELLA term for those who don’t identify as cisgender, genderqueer is synonymous.


GREYGENDER


A person who identifies as (at least partially) outside the gender binary and has a strong natural ambivalence about their gender identity or gender expression. 


GYBEFLUID


Feeling as though your gender is fluid between multiple feminine based genders, sub-community of genderfluid.

HEMIBOY

Where someone feels like they are HALF a boy, HALF something else.

HEMIGENDER

Where one feels like they are HALF one gender and HALF another.

HEMIGIRL 

Where someone feels like they are HALF a girl and HALF something else.

HERMAPHRODITE


Hermaphrodite , A person with male and female genitalia.

IMPLAGENDER


Someone who feels they are never quite sure of their gender identity.

INTERSEX/INTERSEXUAL


Intersex is a group of conditions where there is a discrepancy between the external genitals and the internal genitals (the testes and ovaries). The older term for this condition, hermaphroditism, came from joining the names of a Greek god and goddess, Hermes and Aphrodite.


INTRICARGENDER

Being fascinated/intruiged by a gender identity, but knowing you don’t actually identify with said gender (used as a “tag-on” gender). Word composed of latin root for “intruiged” and “gender”.

JUXERA

A gender identity where one feels strong connections (also described as “closeness”) to femininity, but feels like the ‘traditional’ binary is too constricting. Another way to describe this could be the “avant garde” of femininity in relationship to gender identity. Masculine equivalent is known as proxvir.

LAMINGENDER 

Feeling as though your gender identity has multiple layers, part of the polygender community.

LIBRAFEMININE


Being agender, but having strong feelings of connections to femininity.

LIBRAFLUID


Feeling primarily agender, but occasional swings between masculinity and femininity.

LIBRAMASCULINE


Being agender, but feeling a strong connection to masculinity.


ILLUSOBOY

Feeling as though you have a masculine gender identity, but it feels like wearing a mask (instead of feeling a deep sense of connection to it).


ILLUSOGENDER


Feeling as though you have a gender identity, but it feels like wearing a mask (instead of feeling a deep sense of connection to it).


ILLUSOGIRL

Feeling as though you have a feminine gender identity, but it feels like wearing a mask (instead of feeling a deep sense of connection to it).


MANUGENDER

Nonbinary gender identity with strong connections to masculinity, “opposite” of fegender.

MINUMGENDER

Feeling like you are MAJORITY agender (75% of your gender identity), and the remaining 25% is some other gender. Sub-section of demigender.

MURARGENDER


a type of genderfluidity, where one feels like they are never the same gender twice.

MUTOGENDER

A subsection of genderfluid,where your gender identity changes, depending on the type of situation you are involved with. It is a more specific type of genderfluid.

NECROGENDER

Believing your gender existed in the past, but is no longer in existence in the present. This could be due to: trauma, life altering events, etc. Controversial.


NESCIOGENDER

A gender that is unknown to yourself, due to some sort of mental disability (and/or illness) that makes the concept of gender difficult to understand. Similar to Videgender:

NEUTROIS


Neutrois is a non-binary gender identity which is considered to be a neutral or null gender. It may also be used to mean genderless, and has considerable overlap with agender - some people who consider themselves neutrally gendered or genderless may identify as both, while others prefer one term or the other.
Neutrois people may experience dysphoria and wish to transition. Often, neutrois people prefer for their gender expression to be gender neutral or androgynous, although this is not always the case. Some neutrois people wish to medically transition to remove all sex characteristics, but others only wish to remove some characteristics, or do not desire surgery at all.

As with many other non-binary identities, neutrois people may not have their gender legally recognised on their documentation. However, an increasing number of places allow for non-binary identities to be recognised, including Facebook, which includes neutrois as a gender option.

Neutrois people can be of any assigned sex and have any sexuality.

NONPUER


Someone who physically is not masculine (their sex or body’s characteristics), but feels a strong connection to masculinity.

NONPUELLA


Someone who physically is not feminine (their sex or body’s characteristics), but feels a strong connection to femininity.

NOVIGENDER

Feeling as though your gender identity is too complicated to pin down to one word.

PANGENDER


Pangender (and/or Omnigender) is a non-binary gender experience which refers to a wide multiplicity of genders that can (or not) tend to the infinite (meaning that this experience can go beyond the current knowledge of genders). This experience can be either simultaneously or over time.

POLYGENDER


Polygender: Believing you have 3+ distinct gender identities.

PROXVIR

A gender identity where one feels strong connections (also described as “closeness”) to masculinity but feels like the ‘traditional’ binary is too constricting. Another way to describe this could be the “avant garde” of masculinity in relationship to gender identity. Feminine equivalent is known as juxera.

QUADGENDER


Feeling as though you have 4 distinct gender identities. Subform of polygender.

QUINTGENDER


Feeling like you have 5 distinct genders. Sub-community within polygender.

SCHRODIGENDER 

Feeling as though you are simultaneously a girl and a boy, as well as neither, similar to the concept of “schrodinger’s cat”. Synonymous with ambonec.

SCORIGENDER

Believing you are fluid between 3 genders that are similar (such as: 3 feminine genders, 3 masculine genders, OR 3 nonbinary genders). Part of the genderfluid community.

SELENOGENDER


A sub-section of genderfluid, where the times you shift are constant (example: 1 month 1 gender, another 1 month a difference gender; 2 hours 1 gender, 2 hours another gender, etc.).


STATICGENDER


Feeling as though your gender is imcomprehensible.

SYCHNOGENDER


A subset of genderfluid, where one believes their gender identity changes on a regular basis throughout the day, everyday. Similar to: brevigender, veloxigender, mutogender, and selenogender. 


TACHIGENDER

Feeling as though your gender changes quickly and on a regular basis.

TINEGENDER

Tinegender: A gender identity where you believe your gender is fluid, BUT the change is so small/minute, that your OVERALL identity does NOT change. Part of the genderfluid community.

TRANSGENDER

Transgender is the state of one's gender identity or gender expression not matching one's assigned sex. Transgender is independent of Sexual orientation, transgender people may identify as hetrosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual etc. Some may consider conventional sexual orientation labels inadequate or inapplicable to them. The definition of transgender includes: • "Of, relating to, or designating a person whose identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender roles, but combines or moves between these. • "People who were assigned a sex, usually at birth and based on their genitals, but who feel that this is a false or incomplete description of themselves." • "Non-identification with, or non-presentation as, the sex (and assumed gender) one was assigned at birth."

TRANSNEURAL


An umbrella term for any gender identity that is NOT cisgender.

TRANSSEXUAL


Individuals who are/have undergone and completed sex reassignment surgery are sometimes referred to as transsexed individuals; however, the term transsexed is not to be confused with the term transexual, which can also refer to individuals who have not yet undergone surgery, and whose anatomical sex (still) does not match ...


TRIGENDER


Trigender is a gender identity which can be literally translated as 'three genders' or 'triple gender'. Trigender people experience exactly three gender identities, either simultaneously or varying between them. These three gender identities can be male, female and/or any non-binary identities.


TWO-SPIRIT


Two-Spirit (also two spirit or twospirit) is a modern umbrella term used by some indigenous North Americans to describe gender-variant individuals in their communities. The term was adopted in 1990 at an Indigenous lesbian and gay international gathering to encourage the replacement of the anthropological term berdache. It is a spiritual role that is recognized and confirmed by the Two-Spirit's indigenous community. While some have found the term a useful tool for intertribal organizing, not all Native cultures conceptualize gender this way, and most tribes use names in their own languages. While pan-Indian terms are not always appropriate or welcome, the term has generally received more acceptance and use than the term it replaced.

Third and fourth gender roles traditionally embodied by two-spirit people include performing work and wearing clothing associated with both men and women. Not all tribes/nations have rigid gender roles, but, among those that do, some consider there to be at least four genders: masculine man, feminine man, masculine woman, feminine woman.

The presence of male-bodied two-spirits "was a fundamental institution among most tribal peoples" and, according to Will Roscoe, both male- and female-bodied two-spirits have been documented "in over 130 North American tribes, in every region of the continent."


VAPOGENDER


Similar to agender, but feeling as though you are “barely” away from agender (you feeling like you have a nonbinary gender, but it’s only barely beyond agender).



VELOXIGENDER


A subsection of genderfluid, where one feels genderfluid, but it moves too quickly to put a name to the individual gender identity feels that are felt.


VEXEGENDER


Feeling as though you’re somewhere in the nonbinary umbrella, but unsure of exactly where you belong, the concept of gender is difficult to grasp for individuals who identify as vexegender.

VIDEGENDER

One who does not see gender in a “traditional” way (femininity vs masculinity, or lack thereof), so they based the concept of gender identity off of something like “aesthetics” or something that “has the same feelings” as one might describe something. Similar to Egender, Aliagender, and Nesciogender.

VOIDFLUID


A feeling that one’s gender identity is fluid, but none of the genders experienced can be clearly distinguished as masculine, feminine, or neutral. 


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