gender-fluid

adjective
variants: or gender fluid

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 EdwardsAdweek2 June 2015
  • gender-fluid children who slide along a gender spectrum or weave their own intricate individual patterns along the gender web.
  • —Diane EhrensaftGender Born, Gender Made2011

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 BornsteinGender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us1994

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First Known Use of gender-fluid

1994


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