Masculine of center

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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

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]

See also


  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.