Gender Wiki

Genderfluid flag by lostinthoughtspaceandfantasies.[1]

Genderfluid is a gender identity which refers to a gender which varies over time. This can be occasionally, every month, every week, everyday, to even every few moments a day depending on the person. Sometimes it is consistent and sometimes it is not. A genderfluid person's gender may change dramatically, delicately, rapidly, or slowly also depending on the person. Somtimes a gender changes in response to different circumstances. Genderfluid is under the multigender umbrella. Genderfluid individuals can also identify as non-binary and/or transgender.

Genderfluid is also related to genderflux which shares a similar nature but act differently. (See genderflux for more information).

Genderfluid is also an umbrella term for genderfaunet, genderfaer, genderfloren, genderfrith, genderspirit, and genderfruct. Which most of these listed have their own subsets as well (and many of those subsets have their own subsets too).

Other subsets of genderfluid include: agenderfluid, fluidqueer, xenofluid, demifluid, lunagender, nuncgender, mutogender, magifluid, alysgender, cassfluid, quasifluid, cluttergender, parafluid, exofluid, condigender, demiofluid, occufluid, and noenfluid.

Some genders that can (but not always) be fluid are contrastgender, octogender, neurogxrl, neurobxy,and genderlost.

Genders that cross between genderfluid and genderflux include: fluidflux (and its subsets) and concegender.

History

The first known mention of the word genderfluidity was in Kate Bornstein's book, Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us, in May 12th 1994.[2] Genderfluid has been in use since at least the 1990s, however with a sometimes with different meanings. Trans advocate Michael M. Hernandez wrote in 1996 "Gender-fluid means that their gender identity and/or expression encompass both masculine and feminine. Gender fluidity is becoming commonly known as transgenderism: the ability to transcend gender, whether biological, emotional, political, or otherwise; truly mixing male and female." [3]

In the 1990s and 2000s, it was more common for a genderfluid individual to call themselves either bigender or genderqueer. The earliest dictionary entry for genderfluid was in 2007 on the Urban Dictionary.[4] In 2010, the Gender-Fluid community was created on LiveJournal.[5][6] On August 2nd 2012, lostinthoughtspaceandfantasies on Tumblr came up the offical and original genderfluid flag (that is known about).[1] Lostinthoughtspaceandfantasies, also known as JJ Poole, would later go on to do an interview about it.[7]

Annouced on May 6th 2015, Dictionary.com added an entry for genderfluid, which it defined as an adjective meaning "noting or relating to a person whose gender identity or gender expression is not fixed and shifts over time or depending on the situation."[8][9] Sometime in 2018, thegenderfluidfeelwhen on Tumblr made an alterantive flag for genderfluid.[10]

On the 2nd of March 2019, Marijn Florence Robert van Hoorn created an alternative flag for genderfluid.[11] A month later on the 16th, shedhogs on Tumblr made an alterntive flag as well.[12] At some point in 2019, ShinyUmbreon465 made an alternative flag for genderfluid that also doubled as an alternative flag for genderqueer and bigender.[13]

On May 28th 2020, Marssomnia (♤~Captain Marvin~♤) made a new alternative flag for genderfluid.[14] Later on June 15th, wlwakanda made a new flag for genderfluid.[15] On July 13th 2020, dianxiahsoka on Twitter made a flag for genderfluid.[16] Blueberryjello on December 17th 2020 also made an alternative flag for genderfluid.[17] Sometime that same year, deceiitful from Reddit made an alternative flag too.[18]

A new genderfluid flag was made by Fruitindividual on Febuary 10th 2021.[19] That same day, SageTheQueer made an alternative flag too.[20] On May 17th 2021, poly3-culture-is on Tumblr made a genderfluid flag too.[21] An alternative genderfluid symbol was made by microwavedsystem on June 15th 2021.[22]

At some point system-lgbt made an alternative genderfluid symbol, it is unknown when.[citation needed]

Symbol

main genderfluid symbol


1st alternative genderfluid symbol by microwavedsystem.[22]


2nd alternative genderfluid symbol by system-lgbt.[citation needed]

Flags + Details

Pink represents femininity, white is meant to represent all genders, purple represents androgyne, black is meant to represent the lack of gender, and blue represents masculinity.

Genderfluid flag by lostinthoughtspaceandfantasies.[1]


The pink represents femininity and feminine genders; the blue represents masculinity and masculine genders; the yellow represents nonbinary genders entirely removed from the binary; the purple represents nonbinary genders connected from the binary; the white represents fluidity and community; and the wave represents fluidity.

1st alternative genderfluid flag by thatgenderfluidfeelwhen (1/3).[10]


2nd alternative genderfluid flag by thatgenderfluidfeelwhen (2/3).[10]


3rd alternative genderfluid flag by thatgenderfluidfeelwhen (3/3).[10]


4th alternative genderfluid flag by Marijn Florence Robert van Hoorn.[11]


The darker blue represents femininity and masculinity. The medium blue represents fluidity, while the lighter blue represents self love and serentity. The yellow represents happiness, the lime represents life, and the darker cyan represents the nonbinary spectrum.

5th alternative genderfluid flag by shedhogs.[12]


Alternative flag for genderfluid, genderqueer, and bigender by ShinyUmbreon465.[13]


7th alternative genderfluid flag by Marssomonia.[14]


The darkest blue represents all genders, the dark indigo represents gender expression, the purple represents fluidity, and the teal represents absence of gender.

8th alternative genderfluid flag by wlwakanda.[15]


The top line represents assossiation with multiple genders. The second line represents fluidity inside and outside the spectrum. The middle line represents lack of gender. The fourth line represents unqiue relationships with gender indentity. The last line represents femininity and masculinity.

9th alternative genderfluid flag by dianxiahsoka.[16]


The magenta line represents women, the purple for demigirls, the white represents agenderness, the black is for androgyne, the medium blue is for demiboys, and the sky blue represents men.

10th alternative genderfluid flag by Blueberryjello.[17]


11th alternative genderfluid flag by deceiitful.[18]


12th alternative genderfluid flag by FruitIndividual.[19]


The purple represents the male-aligned side of the gender spectrum, the greyish blue represents indescribable genders, yellow represents non-binary genders, and pink represents the female-aligned side of the gender spectrum. The symbol in the center of the flag is a commonly used gender symbol for genderfluidity with black representing all genders.

13th alternative genderfluid flag by SageTheQueer.[20]


The pink line represents the state of being a woman and femininity, the periwinkle line represents the state of being a man and masculinity, the yellow line represents demigenders and the fluidity between them, the green line represents agenderness, the orange line represents xenogenders and general genderfluidity, and the black line represents being gendervoid.

14th alternative genderfluid flag by poly3-culture-is.[21]

References

Main

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://lostinthoughtspaceandfantasies.tumblr.com/post/28596790877/jaidynmarri-a-proposed-design-for-a-genderfluid
  2. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1188173.Gender_Outlaw
  3. Hernandez, Michael M. (1996). "Boundaries: Gender and Transgenderism". The Second Coming: A Leatherdyke Reader.
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20161018191041/http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gender+fluid
  5. http://web.archive.org/web/20180902233001/https://gender-fluid.livejournal.com/profile
  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20170517233316/http://gender-fluid.livejournal.com/
  7. https://majesticmess.com/2018/12/20/interview-creator-of-the-genderfluid-flag/
  8. http://web.archive.org/web/20161024123050/http://blog.dictionary.com/2015-new-words
  9. http://web.archive.org/web/20161225113707/http://www.dictionary.com/browse/gender-fluid
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 https://thatgenderfluidfeelwhen.tumblr.com/post/175594268660/hi-everyone-myself-mod-bee-and-mod-peaches-have
  11. 11.0 11.1 https://nonbinary.wiki/wiki/File:Alternative_genderfluid_flag.png
  12. 12.0 12.1 https://shedhogs.tumblr.com/post/185635222155/a-while-back-on-an-old-blog-i-made-a-genderfluid
  13. 13.0 13.1 https://www.reddit.com/r/QueerVexillology/comments/h7j9qv/an_alternative_genderfluidgenderqueerbigender_flag/
  14. 14.0 14.1 https://twitter.com/Marssomnia/status/1266161955712258048
  15. 15.0 15.1 https://wlwakanda.tumblr.com/post/621020441596854272/i-remade-the-non-binary-and-genderfluid
  16. 16.0 16.1 https://twitter.com/dianxiahsoka/status/1282710623944499201
  17. 17.0 17.1 https://lgbta.fandom.com/f/p/4400000000000051180
  18. 18.0 18.1 https://www.reddit.com/r/QueerVexillology/comments/in4s18/i_made_a_redesign_of_the_genderfluid_flag_because/
  19. 19.0 19.1 https://lgbta.fandom.com/wiki/File:An_Alternate_Genderfluid_Flag.png
  20. 20.0 20.1 https://lgbta.fandom.com/wiki/File:Genderfluid_flag_alternate.png#:~:text=alternate%20genderfluid%20flag%20created%20by%20%40SageTheQueer
  21. 21.0 21.1 https://fluiddemivoid.tumblr.com/post/651401318306611200/i-made-a-new-genderfluid-flag-bc-the-old-one
  22. 22.0 22.1 https://lgbta.fandom.com/wiki/File:Obraz_2021-06-15_082524.png

Extra

  1. https://nonbinary.wiki/wiki/Genderfluid#cite_note-3
  2. http://nonbinary.wiki/wiki/Genderfluid
  3. http://genderfluidity.tumblr.com/