genderqueer

A term used by some people who experience their gender identity and/or gender expression as falling outside the categories of man and woman. They may define their gender as falling somewhere in between man and woman, or they may define it as wholly different from these terms. The term is not a synonym for transgender or transsexual and should only be used if someone self-identifies as genderqueer.

[People who identify as genderqueer sometimes don’t feel comfortable being referred to by standard pronouns like he and she; when possible, ask which pronouns they prefer. See gender-neutral pronouns for alternatives to standard gendered pronouns.]

See agendertransgender, gender non-conforming.

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