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One [[notable nonbinary people|notable person]] who identifies as masculine of center is the American fashion designer and activist [[Nik Kacy]], who also identifies as [[third sex]] and and [[genderfluid]].<ref name="Coblentz">{{Cite web |title=NiK Kacy: The First Gender-Equal Luxury Footwear Line |last=Coblentz |first=Natalie Yvette |work=dapperQ |date=23 February 2015 |access-date=5 June 2020 |url= https://www.dapperq.com/2015/02/nik-kacy-first-gender-equal-luxury-footwear-line/}}</ref>
 
One [[notable nonbinary people|notable person]] who identifies as masculine of center is the American fashion designer and activist [[Nik Kacy]], who also identifies as [[third sex]] and and [[genderfluid]].<ref name="Coblentz">{{Cite web |title=NiK Kacy: The First Gender-Equal Luxury Footwear Line |last=Coblentz |first=Natalie Yvette |work=dapperQ |date=23 February 2015 |access-date=5 June 2020 |url= https://www.dapperq.com/2015/02/nik-kacy-first-gender-equal-luxury-footwear-line/}}</ref>
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== Masculine of center characters in fiction==
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There are many more [[Nonbinary gender in fiction#Nonbinary genders in fiction|nonbinary/genderqueer characters in fiction]]. The following are only some of those characters who are specifically called "masculine of center"/"masc of center", either in the canon, or by their creators.
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* ''Whirlwind'', by Reese Morrison, is a collection of interconnected short romance/sex stories. One of the main characters, Carla, describes himself as [[genderqueer]] and masculine-of-center.<ref>{{cite book|title=Whirlwind |last=Morrison |first=Reese|year=2020|edition=Kindle}}</ref>
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* In the romance/suspense novel ''A Jade's Diamond'', by Char Dafoe, one of the main characters is a stone butch millionaire named Trystan Diamond, who uses [[singular they]] pronouns and describes themself as "masculine of centre".
   
 
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Masculine of center (MoC) is a queer masculine identity. As described by the grassroots organization BUTCH Voices, this is a term that was "coined by B. Cole of the Brown Boi Project, that recognizes the breadth and depth of identity for lesbian/queer/womyn who tilt toward the masculine side of the gender scale and includes a wide range of identities such as butch, stud, aggressive/AG, dom, macha, tomboi, trans-masculine etc."[1]

Masculine of center is not a trans-only identity; cis women can also be masculine of center.[2]

The term "masculine of center" has been criticized for oversimplifying "gender expression down to a simple gradiation, with pure femininity on one end and pure masculinity on the other."[3]

Notable people[edit | edit source]

One notable person who identifies as masculine of center is the American fashion designer and activist Nik Kacy, who also identifies as third sex and and genderfluid.[4]

Masculine of center characters in fiction[edit | edit source]

There are many more nonbinary/genderqueer characters in fiction. The following are only some of those characters who are specifically called "masculine of center"/"masc of center", either in the canon, or by their creators.

  • Whirlwind, by Reese Morrison, is a collection of interconnected short romance/sex stories. One of the main characters, Carla, describes himself as genderqueer and masculine-of-center.[5]
  • In the romance/suspense novel A Jade's Diamond, by Char Dafoe, one of the main characters is a stone butch millionaire named Trystan Diamond, who uses singular they pronouns and describes themself as "masculine of centre".

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Who We Are". BUTCH Voices. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  2. Takács, Bogi (2 September 2018). "Why "women + nonbinary" is not a good idea". Bogi Reads the World. Retrieved 13 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Gender is a landscape not a line **". Butch Enough. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  4. Coblentz, Natalie Yvette (23 February 2015). "NiK Kacy: The First Gender-Equal Luxury Footwear Line". dapperQ. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  5. Morrison, Reese (2020). Whirlwind (Kindle ed.).

Further reading[edit | edit source]