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The pastel pinks and blues represent a vague connection to two genders, while the purple stripe represents a mix of two genders.
Abigender (pronounced ah-bye-gender or ay-bye-gender), also spelled Abbigender, is a nonbinary gender identity under the multigender and transgender umbrella terms. Abigender people have two distinct and separate gender identities, only however feeling a loose or vague connection to them, with some having a connection to being agender as well. Abigender is similar to bigender, although rather than feeling as though an individual is wholly two genders, abigender people only feel a connection to two genders, rather than fully being either.
The two genders make up being abigender may be static or fluid, with the latter being a type of genderfluid. Abigender people usually identify with the female and male binary genders, although some may identify with a different pair of genders, such as demigirl and maverique.
Origin[edit | edit source]
The term abigender comes from Latin ad-, meaning "in relation to", and bi-, meaning "two", in relation to two genders. This is because abigender people feel a connection to two genders, but do not identify fully with either gender. Rather, it's more accurate to say an abigender identity is related to two genders, but not wholly.
It was coined by Instagram user Rainii Alec in the fall of 2020, who also created the original flags consisting of pastel blues and pinks with a dark purple stripe in the middle. Alec created the term after feeling like no currently existing gender labels at the time fit how they experience their gender.
Like ambigender, abigender is a more specific kind of multigender identity and a sister identity to bigender. If the gender identities fluctuate or are fluid, it can also fall under the genderflux, genderfluid, or fluidflux umbrellas as well. It is also possible for someone to fluctuate between abigender and bigender, depending on the intensity of their gender identity/identities.
Flags[edit | edit source]
Abigender has a few different flags, including:
The abigender flag, created by Rainii Alec
Alternate abigender flag, created by Rainii Alec
Proposed abiflux flag, created by Rainii Alec
Proposed abifluid flag, created by Rainii Alec
Specific Kinds of Abigender Identities[edit | edit source]
- Abiflux, in which a person has two distinct gender identities which fluctuate in intensity over time and are at times vague. This includes fluctuating between abigender and bigender.
- Abifluid, in which a person has two distinct but vague gender identities which they experience at different times. (See: Genderfluid)
- Abifemme, in which a person has two distinct but vague feminine gender identities (ex. female and antiboy)
- Abimasc, in which a person has two distinct but vague masculine gender identities (ex. proxvir and demiboy)
See Also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Johnson, Linus. "Explaining That Which Has No Voice". Dawn Regard. Retrieved 2021-06-29.