Amalgagender

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Amalgagender
Related identities Intergender and Ipsogender
Under the umbrella term Nonbinary
Frequency 0%


Amalgagender is a nonbinary identity defined as "A gender that is affected by, or mixed into one's intersex identity." It is a label intended for use by intersex people only.[1][2] It was presumably coined from the word "amalgam" which means "a combination of different things".

History[edit | edit source]

"Amalgagender" seems to have been coined by Tumblr user intermisogyny in August 2015.[2]

In 2017, a Bristol Post article about nonbinary terms included "amalgagender", though with a wrong definition, saying that amalgagender people "Are intersex and identify as intersex".[3] A 2018 piece on Psychology Today also defined it incorrectly, as "Intersex people born with a mixed male/female anatomy".[4]

In 2018, Washington state began to allow "X" gender markers on official documents[5], with the law stating that

« "X" means a gender that is not exclusively male or female, including, but not limited to, intersex, agender, amalgagender, androgynous, bigender, demigender, female-to-male, genderfluid, genderqueer, male-to-female, neutrois, nonbinary, pangender, third sex, transgender, transsexual, Two Spirit, and unspecified.[6] »

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Amalgagender - A gender that is affected by, or mixed into one's intersex identity. For use by intersex people only". Non-Binary Noise. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Amalgagender". intermisogyny. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015.
  3. Wood, Alex (26 May 2017). "Mx, Ind and Misc: The new titles Bristol Water is giving its transgender customers". Bristol Post. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  4. Savin-Williams, Ritch C. (29 July 2018). "A Guide to Genderqueer, Non-Binary, and Genderfluid Identity". Psychology Today. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  5. Jackman, Josh (5 January 2018). "Washington to recognise third gender in groundbreaking move". PinkNews. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  6. "WAC 246-490-075: Changing sex designation on a birth certificate". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved 14 May 2020.