refers to a genderless person, whose identity does not fall anywhere on the “gender spectrum”
Real Life Examples
Thia does not identify with gender or the gender spectrum. They have always felt a sense of “otherness” and the concept of gender in general feels somewhat alien and confusing.
For Lapis, gender has always felt like a performance, which has no internal anchor. They are often mistaken for their assigned gender but they do not identify with it.
Common Practices &
Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common practices and experiences for agender people include, but certainly aren't limited to:
- Use of they/them pronouns
- Use of any pronouns
- Viewing presentation and dress as separate from the concept of gender.
- Presenting in a wide variety of ways.
- Feelings connected to “otherness” and identifying with related concepts such as aliens or fantasy races who have entirely different cultural mores.
- Not identifying with “androgyny” or “middle of the gender spectrum” and feeling uncomfortable in instances where that is the expectation.
- Only realizing in adulthood that gender is not a performance for all people.
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