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WHAT DOES GENDERQUEER MEAN ?

A Genderqueer is a person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but #identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and #female genders.


Genderqueer sexual orientation works just like cisgender sexual #orientation works. In short, genderqueer sexual orientation works just like #cisgender sexual orientation works.  People are attracted to certain kinds of people; attracted to certain expressions of masculinity and femininity; attracted to certain physical manifestations of sex and gender (breasts, and/or hair, and/or penises, and/or etc.); and attracted to certain self-identities of gender as they pertain to relationship and societal roles.


If a genderqueer person is attracted to women, you would say that person is #gynesexual. If a cisgender person (man or woman) is attracted to women, you would also say that person is gynesexual.  If a genderqueer person is attracted to genderqueer people, you would say that person is #skoliosexual. If a cisgender person (man or woman) is attracted to genderqueer people, you would say that person is skoliosexual (see how much more inclusive these terms are?!).

To be clear, genderqueer sexual orientation works just like cisgender sexual orientation works.  In fact, those “new terms for expressing sexual orientation” work just as well for cisgender people as they do for genderqueer people.  Someone would argue we should do a better job adopting them into our vocabularies 🙂

Not only is it one of the most common identities under the #transgender umbrella, younger generations are increasingly identifying as genderqueer. GLAAD’s 2017 Accelerating Acceptance survey found that 1 percent of the overall population of 18- to 34-year-olds identifies as genderqueer.


Nonbinary and #genderqueer are often used interchangeably by some, but not everyone considers them the same thing. Others consider the term genderqueer as an umbrella term to cover an identity that isn't cisgender.

In conclusion, It's important to understand that gender identity is relative to each

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