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Non-binary gender (see also genderqueer) describes any gender identity which does not fit the male and female binary. Those with non-binary genders can feel that they:

  • Have an androgynous (both masculine and feminine) gender identity, such as androgyne.
  • Have an identity between male and female, such as intergender.
  • Have a neutral or unrecognized gender identity, such as agender, neutrois, or most xenogenders.
  • Have multiple gender identities, such as bigender or pangender.
  • Have a gender identity which varies over time, known as genderfluid.
  • Have a weak or partial connection to a gender identity, known as demigender.
  • Are intersex and identify as intersex, know as amalgagender
  • Have a culturally specific gender identity which exists only within their or their ancestor's culture.

Non-binary people may also identify as transgender and/or transsexual. The label genderqueer has a lot of overlap with non-binary. Non-binary is often seen as the preferred term, as "queer" may be 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.

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