Non-binary gender

Non-binary, genderqueer, are umbrella terms for gender identities that are not solely male or female‍—‌identities that are outside the gender binary.

Non-binary identities fall under the transgender umbrella, since non-binary people typically identify with a gender that is different from their assigned sex, though some non-binary people do not consider themselves transgender.

Non-binary people may identify as an intermediate or separate third gender, identify with more than one gender, no gender or have a fluctuating gender identity.

Gender identity is separate from sexual or romantic orientation.

Non-binary people have various sexual orientations.

Being non-binary is also not the same as being intersex; most intersex people identify as either male or female.

Non-binary people vary in their gender expressions, and some may reject gender identity altogether.

Some non-binary people are medically treated for gender dysphoriawith surgery or hormones.

Genderqueer has been used as an adjective to refer to people who are perceived to transcend or diverge from traditional distinctions of gender, regardless of their gender identity. 

The term genderqueer has also been applied by those describing what they see as gender ambiguity.

Many references use the term transgender to include genderqueer/non-binary people.

Bigender is typically understood to mean that one identifies as both male and female or moves between masculine gender expression and feminine gender expression, having two distinct gender identities simultaneously or fluctuating between them.

Genderfluid may not go back and forth between any fixed gender identities and may experience an entire range or spectrum of identities over time.

Some bigender people express two distinct personas, which may be feminine, masculine, agender, androgyne, or other gender identities; others find that they identify as two genders simultaneously. 

A 2016 Harris poll conducted found that 1% of millennials identify as bigender.

Demigender people identify partially or mostly with one gender and at the same time with another gender.

Pangender (also polygender or omnigender) people have multiple gender identities.

Some may identify as all genders simultaneously.

Genderfluid people often express a desire flexibility about their gender identity rather than committing to a single definition.

Genderfluid people may fluctuate among differing gender expressions over their lifetime, or express multiple aspects of various gender markers at the same time.

A genderfluid person may also identify as bigender, trigender, or pangender.

Transfeminine is a term for any person, binary or non-binary, who was assigned male at birth and has a predominantly feminine gender identity or presentation.

Transmasculine is the equivalent term for someone who was assigned female at birth and has a predominantly masculine gender identity or presentation.

A 2021 survey published in Scientific Reports found that 1.19% of Brazilian adults are non-binary.

In April 2022, 41,355 Canadians aged 15 and over identified as nonbinary.

A 2021 survey found that 0.4% of adults in Switzerland describe themselves as non-binary.

According to a 2021 US study an estimated 1.2 million American adults aged between 18 and 60 identify as non-binary, making up 11% of the LGBTQ population in that age bracket.

A 2020 survey by The Trevor Project found that 26% of LGBTQ youth (ages 13–24) in the U.S. identify as non-binary.

A 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, 35% of the nearly 28,000 transgender respondents to the anonymous online survey identified as non-binary.

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