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Definition of gender-fluid

: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is not fixed There are also people who identify as “gender fluid,” a mix of both genders, and may feel more male on some days and more female on others.— Chris Edwards, Adweek, 2 June 2015 gender-fluid children who slide along a gender spectrum or weave their own intricate individual patterns along the gender web.— Diane Ehrensaft, Gender Born, Gender Made, 2011

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gender fluidity noun
And then I found that gender can have fluidity, which is quite different from ambiguity. If ambiguity is a refusal to fall within a prescribed gender code, then fluidity is the refusal to remain one gender or another. Gender fluidity is the ability to freely and knowingly become one or many of a limitless number of genders, for any length of time, at any rate of change. Gender fluidity recognizes no borders or rules of gender. — Kate Bornstein, Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us, 1994

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1994, in the meaning defined above

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“Gender-fluid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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