gender variance

noun

Definition of gender variance

  1. gender nonconformity While there have been many changes in legislation, the realities of young trans people are that they can experience highly negative responses for either being trans or expressing gender variance. — Jay Stewart, quoted in The Guardian (London), 19 Nov. 2014

gender-variant

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gender variant

adjective What's more challenging for parents is when a child consistently pursues a range of behaviors strongly associated with the opposite sex … . Often called gender variant or gender nonconforming … — Nara Schoenberg, The Chicago Tribune, 22 Aug. 2010

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1987

First Known Use of gender variance

1987


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