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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. 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.
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". A 2018 piece on Psychology Today also defined it incorrectly, as "Intersex people born with a mixed male/female anatomy".
In 2018, Washington state began to allow "X" gender markers on official documents, 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.||»|
References[edit | edit source]
- "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.
- "Amalgagender". intermisogyny. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015.
- 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.
- Savin-Williams, Ritch C. (29 July 2018). "A Guide to Genderqueer, Non-Binary, and Genderfluid Identity". Psychology Today. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
- Jackman, Josh (5 January 2018). "Washington to recognise third gender in groundbreaking move". PinkNews. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
- "WAC 246-490-075: Changing sex designation on a birth certificate". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved 14 May 2020.