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Bigender is a gender identity in which people experience exactly two gender identities, either simultaneously or varying between the two[2][3][4]. While it originally referred to individuals who identified as both male and female, the term bigender now encompasses the pairing of any two gender identities.

Bigender falls under the multigender, non-binary and transgender umbrellas, but whether an individual identifies with these additional labels comes down to personal choice. If a bigender person feels that their identity changes over time or depending on circumstance, they may also identify as genderfluid.

Bigender people can have any gender expression. Bigender people may experience dysphoria in which they want their body to reflect traits from two distinct sexes, or experience dysphoria at some times but not others. However, not all bigender people experience dysphoria. Some bigender people may choose to transition so that their body more closely matches their gender identity, but not everybody decides this is the right option.

Bigender people can be any sexuality, and are not to be confused with bisexual.

The original bigender flag is seen as controversial due to the creator being revealed as a transphobe, pedophile, and abuser.[5]This has lead to people designing and proposing various alternative flags.

Etymology

Early examples of the term 'bigender' appear as early as the late 1980s,[6] though at this time it was grouped under the "androgyne" label as "bigenderist". Definitions were rooted in the expression of "either gender role" or as "having two genders".[7]

Bigender comes from the prefix bi-, meaning two, and gender. It literally means two genders.

Notable Bigender people

  • R. B. Lemberg is a Ukrainian author and poet. They are notable for publishing various books like “The Four Profound Weaves: A Birdverse Book“, “Marginalia to Stone Bird”, and the “Uncanny Magazine” series.[Citation needed][8]

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External Links

  1. Bigender Wikipedia article
  2. Bigender.net

References

See also