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    Genderflux is a gender identity that varies in intensity over time. It can be included under the genderfluid umbrella as well as the nonbinary and trans umbrellas. Some people conceptualize genderflux as being fluid between an agender identity and one or more other gender identities. Another way to conceptualize it is by imagining the intensity of one or more gender identities as ranging from 0% to 100%. One genderflux person described it thus: "The idea is that my gender, and by extension my presentation, is sometimes a really, really loud version of itself and sometimes it's quiet, but it's always there."[1]

    Genderflux can also be used as a noun ("When I woke up I experienced a pretty intense genderflux") or verb ("I genderflux, which means that my gender changes in intensity over time.")[2]

    Genderflux and genderfluid[edit | edit source]

    The difference between these two identities is that genderflux involves changes in the intensity of a gender identity, not necessarily changes in the gender identity felt. However, genderflux can be seen as a specific type of genderfluidity, typically between a gender identity and agender.

    History[edit | edit source]

    The word "genderflux" dates back to at least 1994 when it was used in a Queer Pagans newsletter, where it was used to mean "shifting between genders". In 2014, Tumblr user deergoths, aka bigendeer[2], coined the word to mean "experiences of variation in the intensity within a gender identity". Activist and fashion blogger Elliott Alexzander launched a clothing line called GenderFlux in 2015.[3][4]

    Genderflux characters in fiction[edit | edit source]

    There are many more characters in fiction who have a gender identity outside of the binary. The following are only some of those characters who are specifically called by the words genderflux, either in their canon, or by their creators.

    • In the 2019 YA book In the Silences, Cori describes themself as "genderflux femme".[5]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. Sue (30 November 2015). "Cavanaugh, 25, Talks About Genderflux Identity and the Value of Self-Care #AMPLIFY". Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
    2. 2.0 2.1 "Genderflux Information and Resources". Archived from the original on 21 March 2016.
    3. "What Does Genderflux Mean?". 6 November 2018. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
    4. "#GENDERFLUX Crowdfunding Campaign to Produce Genderless Fashion Collection". dapperQ. 14 April 2016. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
    5. Roberts, Ann (2019). In the Silences. Bella Books. ISBN 9781642471267.