Sukupuoleton (englanniksi "agender")

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« Löysin muunsukupuoliset identiteetit viime vuonna, kun olin 18. Lukiessani määritelmän sanalle "sukupuoleton" kaikki loksahti paikoilleen. »
Jay [jei], 19 (Sukupuoleton)[1]
Black: absence of gender; grey: partial gender; green: gender that isn't related to male or female.
Related identities Agenderfluid and Agenderflux
Under the umbrella term Nonbinary
Frequency 23.5%
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Agender (also called genderblank[citation needed], genderfree, genderless, gendervoid[citation needed], non-gendered, ungendered[2], or null gender[citation needed]) is an identity under the nonbinary and transgender umbrella terms. Agender individuals find that they have no gender identity, although some define it more as having a gender identity that is neutral. (See gender neutral for a related identity.)

Agender Pride day is celebrated on the 19th of May.[3][4]


A 1997 paper in International Journal of Transgenderism states that "An individual of any genetic sex may also regard him-herself as [...] an ungendered person, who does not or will not identify with any conventional gender."[2]

The 1998 book Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students: A Handbook for Faculty and Administrators lists "ungendered" as a label used by some transgender people.[5]

A 2000 post on Usenet described the Christian God as agender. In 2005, another Usenet user wrote that "cultures can have transgender, agender, and hypergender individuals."[6]

"Non-gendered", "genderless", and "agender" were mentioned in a list of valid nonbinary identities in the 2013 text Sexuality and Gender for Mental Health Professionals: A Practical Guide.[7]

Salem X (also known as "Ska" or as their Tumblr user name "transrants") created the agender flag in 2014, sharing the design on Feb 18th.[8] In reference to the colors chosen, they said "The black and white stripes represent an absence of gender, the gray represents semi-genderlessness, and the central green stripe represents nonbinary genders." In 2014, they also created the demiboy, demigirl and deminonbinary flags.[9]

In 2014, agender was one of the 56 genders made available on Facebook.[10]

In 2015, added an entry for "agender,"[11] which it defined as "a person who does not have a specific gender identity or recognizable gender expression."[12]

On March 10 2017, a resident of Portland, Oregon, USA requested in court to be legally agender, and the request was approved.[13]

A 2018 survey of "Attitudes to Gender", ran by the Britain-based "Future of Legal Gender" project, asked people if they agree or disagree with the statement "More people will identify as agender (not having a gender) in the future." 32.4% selected "agree" and 13.7% selected "strongly agree". 20.6% selected "neither agree nor disagree" and 19.7% "don't know", compared to a mere 6.6% "disagree" and 7% "strongly disagree". (71% of nonbinary respondents agreed or strongly agreed.)[14]

Agender as gender identity or lack of gender identity

Some agender people feel that they have no gender identity, while others feel that agender is itself a gender identity. This can be similar to or overlap with the experience of being gender neutral or having a neutral gender identity.

As some agender people have no gender identity, it is important to not talk about nonbinary or transgender people's experiences only in the sense of gender identity.

Difference between genderless and neutrois

There is little agreement about the difference between terms such as agender, genderless, non-gender, gender neutral, and neutrois. These terms are often used interchangeably, or defined differently by individual writers in ways that don't necessarily match the self-definitions of others using those terms.[citation needed]

It is often said that non-gender or genderlessness is the experience of having no gender identity at all, whereas gender neutral or neutrois is the experience of having a gender identity, a gender identity which is not male or female, but neutral.[citation needed] However, these statements don't match the experiences of everyone who has taken up these identities as their own. This is a result of a disagreement between word definitions that are prescriptivist (telling everyone how they should use a word, and saying that many people use it wrong) and descriptivist (describing how people have actually been using a word, without telling them to change).

Non-gendered as an umbrella term

Some activists, such as Christie Elan-Cane, use non-gendered to mean all gender outside of the gender binary.[citation needed] This use comes from several years before the term nonbinary, but is seen as problematic because it gives the idea that nonbinary gender identities don't exist, or that all nonbinary people are genderless.[citation needed] Nonetheless this usage is in some official organisations' documents and resources as the term to cover all nonbinary people. This is most common in the United Kingdom, for example throughout the 2011 UK Government Transgender Action Plan.

List of kinds of agender identities

It can be difficult to describe and name a gender identity that involves a lack of inner gender identity. In order to do so, some people see the need to make new names for that gender identity, or to distinguish between different but similar genderless identities. A list of these names, in alphabetical order:

anongender. "A gender that is unknown to you and others".[citation needed]

apogender. Coined by queerspike. "Greek prefix apo, meaning away from, separate, at the farthest point; a subset of agender in which you feel not only genderless but entirely removed from the concept of gender."[15]

agenderfluid. Coined by pleurocarpus. Basically agender, but also genderfluid. Synonym cancegender.[citation needed]

agenderflux. Coined by perfectlybrokenbones. "Where you identify as agender but have fluctuations where you feel feminine or masculine but not male or female. ".[citation needed]

agenderfluix. A cross between agenderfluid and agenderflux; "a gender identity that is predominantly agender, but is fluid in nature and fluctuates in intensity over time." May also be called gxnderfluix, agxnderfluix, afluidflux, or flxidflux.[16]

cancegender. coined by prideful-concerto. "An individual is agender as their “base” gender but experiences fluid/fluxing gender feelings in tandem with their emotions. These gender feelings may confuse or upset the individual and cause their emotional state to go haywire, which causes more gender changes."[citation needed] Synonym agenderfluid.

genderblank. As described by Damloz: Having no gender.[citation needed] Also, as described by anonymous: "a gender so indescribable that the only thought one gets when trying to describe it is a blank space"[citation needed]

genderfree. As described by polyamaesthetic, "someone whose gender is not present; someone who feels their gender is insignificant or irrelevant; someone whose gender is kind of ambiguous, but definitely queer; someone whose gender feels blurry, cloudy, whimsical, and free"[17] Caution: sometimes used by trangender-exclusionary feminists to identify themself as someone who rejects the concept of gender identity.[18][19]

gendernull. As described by Baaphomett, "A gender like gendervoid but without the void."[citation needed]

gendervoid. As described by Baaphomett, "A gender consisting of the void (also/originally used to mean the same thing as genderless)."[20]

librafluid. Coined by otterlyradical and pride-flags-for-us. "Mostly agender, but has a strong connection that fluctuates between masculinity, femininity and/or androgyny."[citation needed] See also libragender.

null gender. Coined by dieselwolfe. "Undefinable, intangible, the uncreation of gender. Its taking everything everyone throws at you, saying male, female, pick one, pick this, pick that, and taking it in, only to expel it, poisonous crystals erupting from your skin, armor against those who don’t listen. A 'I don’t want a label because labels don’t fit but they help shut people up sometimes, so here have a label' gender label. A fall-back plan, a red herring to give people who can’t conceptualize the absence, void, nullification of gender. It is, and is not. All and none. Nonexistant but present."[citation needed]

oneirogender. Coined by anonymous. "Being agender, but having recurring fantasies or dreams of being a certain gender without the actual dysphoria or desire to actually be that gender day-to-day. e.g. oneiroboy, oneirogirl, oneirononbinary, etc."[citation needed]

polyagender. Someone who experiences multiple types of agender-spectrum identities; for example they could be a combination of agender, null gender, and gendervoid.[21][22]

Notable people


Angel Haze livenä Øyafestivalenilla vuonna 2013.
Andre J. Dick's Bar:ssa East Village:ssa, maaliskuuta 2007.
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein "Becoming Interplanetary" -esitelmässä Kongressin kirjastossa (Yhdysvallat), 2018.

Englannin kielinen pidempi artikkeli henkilöistä: Notable nonbinary people

Tämän listan lisäksi on vielä paljon tunnettuja muunsukupuolisia ihmisiä. Seuraavassa listassa onkin vain jotkut noista ihmisistä, jotka tarkemmin käyttävät sanaa "sukupuoleton" tai sen tarkempia serkkuja.

  • Christie Elan-Cane on sukupuoleton aktivisti Iso-Britanniasta. "Taistelen laillisen tunnustuksen puolesta myös niille, jotka ovat yhteiskunnan määrittelemän sukupuolijaon ulkopuolella."
  • Tyler Ford (s. 1990) on yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija ja julkinen puhuja sekoittuneella mustalla ja valkoisella juutalaisella etnisellä taustalla. Ford esiintyi ensimmäisenä transsukupuolisena kilpailijana "The Glee Project":ssa vuonna 2012. Hän on sukupuoleton.

Sukupuolettomia hahmoja fiktiossa=

Englannin kielinen pidempi artikkeli hahmoista: Nonbinary gender in fiction

Näiden lisäksi on vielä monta muunsukupuolista fiktiossa esiintyvää hahmoa. Alla olevassa listassa onkin vain sellaisia hahmoja, joita on kuvattu juuriki sukupuolettomiksi.

  • "Ashiok" korttipeli Magic: The Gathering:stä on kuvaukseltaan ei-sukupuolinen. Vaikkakin jotkut Ashiokin muodot yhdistetään pojan pronomineihin, hänen tekijänsä vaatii, että Ashiok on sukupuoleton. Hän on jopa kirjoittanut tarinoita Ashiokista, joissa häneen ei verrata millään sukupuoleen viittaavalla sanalla.
  • Roswell, podcastista "The Adventure Zone", on elävästä savesta tehty maaelementikko haarniskassa, joka puhuu pikku linnun kautta. Roswell on sukupuoleton ja käyttää englannissa they/them pronomineja. (sukupuolineutraalit pronominit)
  • A. Stifflerin ja K.Copelandin tekemä Chaos Life on kepeä puoliksi omaa elämää kuvaava nettisarjakuva sukupuolettoman ihmisen, hänen tyttöystävänsä ja heidän kissojensa ominaispiirteistä.
  • Kagomen 6ses on sarjakuva, joka sisältää sukupuolettoman päähenkilön.
  • Renin Eri the Cyborg on sarjakuva sukupuolettomasta päähenkilöstä.
  • Biaggio elokuvassa "The Kings of Summer" sanoo itsestään "minulla ei ole sukupuolta".
  • Videopelissä "NiGHTS into Dreams" pelattavasta hahmosta sanotaan näin: "NiGHTS on neutraali, eikä siten omaa sukupuolta. Jos hahmon sitten haluaa näyttämään ulkoisesti sukupuolittuneelta, voi pelaaja niin valita." Tämän sanoi Takashi Iizuka, joka on pelin pääsuunnittelija.
  • Emma Bullin Bone Dance. Hahmo: päähenkilö, Sparrow, on virallisesti kuvattu sukupuolettomana. Tarkat yksityiskohdat ovat väittelyn kohteena.
  • Chrinicomsien koko laji "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.":stä on sukupuoleton. Vaikkakin he ovat ulkoavaruudesta tulleita androideja. He käyttävät sukupuolipainotteisia sanoja sen hetkisestä muodostaan riippuen.
  • Buddy "Half Life AR":sta, mutta tekoäly on kykenevä ajattelemiseen.
  • Omalaatuisessa kuvallisessa romaanissa "My Cup of Coffee: Earl Grey Forever After" päähenkilö voi olla mies, nainen tai sukupuoleton. Pelaaja voi itse tehdä kaikki hahmot sukupuolettomiksi, jos haluaa. Tällöin peli käyttää sukupuolineutraalia kieltä.

Lue myös

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Alla olevat linkit vievät englannin kielisiin artikkeleihin, jotka kertovat tarkemmin linkeissä kerrotuista aiheista. (Artikkelien käännökset suomeksi eivät taattuja.)

Ulkoiset linkit

Ulkoiset linkit löydät alkuperäisestä englanninkielisestä artikkelista "Agender".


  1. This quote is a snippet from an answer to the survey conducted in the year 2018. Note for editors: the text of the quote, as well as the name, age and gender identity of its author shouldn't be changed.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eyler, A.E.; Wright, K. (1997). "Gender Identification and Sexual Orientation Among Genetic Females with Gender-Blended Self-Perception in Childhood and Adolescence". International Journal of Transgenderism. An individual of any genetic sex may also regard him-herself as neither a woman nor a man, but a member of some other gender, as is common in non-Western cultures (and is becoming increasingly recognized in the West as well), or as an ungendered person, who does not or will not identify with any conventional gender.
  3. "Important LGBT Dates". Retrieved 11 November 2021.
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  5. Sanlo, Ronni, ed. (1998). Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students: A Handbook for Faculty and Administrators. p. 37. Transgender persons are those who are not comfortable living within the confines of the social stereotype of gender as applied to themselves. Labels used include cross-dresser, drag king, drag queen, intersexed, transsexual, butch, femme, ungendered, androgynous, and more. The labels are many and changing, and they are not always accepted by the people to whom they are applied.
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  7. Richards, Christina; Barker, Meg (2013). Sexuality and Gender for Mental Health Professionals: A Practical Guide. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781446293133.
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  9. "Interview: Creator of the Agender Flag – Majestic Mess Designs". Majestic Mess. Archived from the original on 28 February 2022. Retrieved 24 March 2023.
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  13. O'Hara, Mary Emily (23 March 2017). "Judge grants Oregon resident the right to be genderless". NBC News. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
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  17. "genderfree + flowers". Tumblr. 1 April 2019.
  18. Williams, Rachel Anne (25 April 2019). "Can You Actually Be #Genderfree?". Medium. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
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  20. mogai-archive. "masterpost of genders coined by baaphomett". Archived from the original on 25 August 2014.
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