gen·​der·​queer | \ ˈjen-dər-ˌkwir How to pronounce genderqueer (audio) \

Definition of genderqueer

: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity cannot be categorized as solely male or female Genderqueer is a relatively new term that is used by a few different groups. Some people identify as genderqueer because their gender identity is androgynous.— Laura Erickson-Schroth

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genderqueer noun
Some genderqueers see themselves as a combination of feminine and masculine. Others (like me) see themselves as neither masculine nor feminine. Some genderqueers consider themselves trans and others (including me) do not. — Shannon E. Wyss

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1995, in the meaning defined above

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“Genderqueer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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