Agender vs. Genderqueer

By Jaxson

  • Genderqueer

    Genderqueer, also termed non-binary, is a catch-all category for gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine‍—‌identities which are outside the gender binary and cisnormativity. Genderqueer people may express a combination of masculinity and femininity, or neither, in their gender expression.

    Genderqueer people may identify as either having an overlap of, or indefinite lines between, gender identity; having two or more genders (being bigender, trigender, or pangender); having no gender (being agender, nongendered, genderless, genderfree or neutrois); moving between genders or having a fluctuating gender identity (genderfluid); or being third gender or other-gendered, a category which includes those who do not place a name to their gender.

    Gender identity is separate from sexual or romantic orientation, and genderqueer people have a variety of sexual orientations, just as transgender and cisgender people do.

  • Agender (adjective)

    Without an associated gender; not identifying as having a particular gender.

    “An agender noun includes both the masculine and feminine forms.”

  • Genderqueer (adjective)

    Not exclusively male or female; having or pertaining to a gender identity which is outside of the gender binary.

  • Genderqueer (noun)

    Someone who is genderqueer.

  • Genderqueer (verb)

    To make genderqueer.


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