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Egogender or charagender are terms for a gender which is so personal to someone that they can only describe it as "me"-gender. Thus, no two egogender individuals have the same gender, although they have the same gender label. One may also use (name)gender with their name inserted for a synonymous term. This can be considered a type of xenogender, since it is not related to the concepts of female or male.
The name is derived from Latin "ego", meaning "I".
Should not be confused with egoisgender.
Flags[edit | edit source]
There is no universally-accepted flag for the egogender identity, but several have been proposed. Below are some of them. For egoflux, egoguy, egogirl, and egononbinary flags, see Category:Charagender and Egogender pride flags.
Notable egogender people[edit | edit source]
There are many more notable people who have a gender identity outside of the binary. The following are only some of those notable people who specifically say they are egogender, charagender, [name]gender, or similar wording.
- Writer and poet Eileen Myles has said "I'm the gender of Eileen".
- Drag artist and actor Valentina has said "I feel like I'm my own gender."
Egogender 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 egogender, charagender, or similar wording, either in their canon or by their creators.
- Addie in the yet-unreleased dating sim game The Office Type is specified as egogender in their profile, and likes they/them pronouns or no pronouns.
References[edit | edit source]
- Wichtel, By Diana (30 May 2018). "How Eileen Myles won a battle for personal pronoun plurality". Noted. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
- Benjamin, Tova (30 November 2015). "Hold a Feeling: An Interview With Eileen Myles". Rookie. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
- Rodriguez, Mathew (14 January 2019). "Valentina Identifies as Nonbinary: "I'm My Own Gender"". out.com. Retrieved 1 April 2020.