Takeaway Nonbinary is a term that describes someone who does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman. They may fall on a psychological and social spectrum between male and female, feel elements of both, or feel different from either. The term nonbinary can describe several different concepts, and it is often used interchangeably with other terms such as genderqueer. This creates some confusion over what these terms mean and how a person should use them. This article will discuss the meaning of nonbinary gender identity and define the terminology surrounding it. What is nonbinary gender identity?
Individuals may express gender non-normatively by not conforming into the binary gender categories of "man" and "woman". This is because the term androgyny is closely associated with a blend of socially defined masculine and feminine traits. Some genderqueer people identify as a masculine woman or a feminine man or combine genderqueer with another gender option. A demi-boy or demi-man, for example, identifies at least partially with being a boy or a man , no matter the sex and gender they were assigned at birth , while other parts of their identity might be assigned to other genders, genderfluid or no other gender agender. A demiflux person feels that the stable part of their identity is nonbinary. Riki Anne Wilchins is often associated with the word genderqueer, especially because of her contributions to Genderqueer:
This list will be updated as often as possible to keep up with the rapid proliferation of queer and trans language. The term cisgender is not indicative of gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, or how one is perceived in daily life. The term transgender is not indicative of gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, or how one is perceived in daily life. This term has a complicated history as a reclaimed slur.
Gender Master List This is an ongoing list of gender identities. If you see an identity with a confusing or wrong description, feel free to message us about it and we will answer as soon as possible. Feel free to mix and match your own prefixes and suffixes to create the identity that best describes you. Being agender and having fluctuating feelings of masculinity of femininity, but NOT male or female Alexigender: