The concept of androgyny (being both masculine and feminine) has greatly expanded into a diverse range of genderqueer (GQ) and non-binary (NB or enby) identities.
Most genderqueer and nonbinary people take social steps to express their gender identities.
Some genderqueer and nonbinary people also take legal or medical steps to express their gender identities. These are not required, but some choose to do so. For instance, you can make a gender transition without testosterone or estrogen. It is your body, and you can choose which things you want to do and don’t want to do.
Possible identities include:
- Identify as masculine, feminine, or nonbinary at different times
- Neutral on gender
- Gender affected by people with differences of sex development
- A partial connection to a gender (like demigirl or demiboy)
- Having two gender identities either simultaneously or switching between the two
- Many cultures have a name for this, like mahu in Native Hawai’ian, hijra in India or two-spirit in some Native American cultures
- Identifying with most or all genders
- Lacking gender, genderless, or not caring about gender identity
- A great overview of issues around personal pronouns.
- Great overview.
Genderqueer and Non-Binary Identities (genderqueerid.com)
- Maintained by Marilyn Roxie. The best genderqueer resource online.
Transgender Law Center (transgenderlawcenter.org)
Gender Wiki (gender.wikia.org)
- Collaborative gender-based reference work.
- Maintained by Cory Dostie. Includes a section on vocab links.