|This page is about a gender identity that is not widely used among gender-variant people. This does not mean that the identity is not valid, but that very few people are known to use this term.
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|Related identities||Bigender, Boi, Gender nonconforming, Butch, and Androgyne|
The term has multiple and overlapping definitions:
- "a girl and a boy [...] a girl-boy."
- "boyish girls [...] who enjoy riding the gender wave and don’t let their gender dictate how to look and act. Birls include the range from hetero tomboys to FTMs and everyone in between." Also includes drag kings.
- "androgynous/boyish/masculine females and those who don't let the stereotypes surrounding their sex define who they are. Whether you're a tomboy or a butch dyke, a boi, genderqueer, or an androgyne, FTM or transgendered, or simply refuse to put a label on your identity".
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- The 2007 book Queer Girls and Popular Culture: Reading, Resisting, and Creating Media (by Susan Driver) includes a chapter detailing online birl communities.
References[edit | edit source]
- Davidson, Skylar (February 2016). "Gender Inequality: Nonbinary Transgender People in the Workplace".
- Solovitch, Sara (23 January 2018). "Medical field plays catch-up with trans kids". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- Schneider, Sandra B. "Producing Homeplace: Strategic Sites and Liminoid Spaces for Gender-Diverse Children". In Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices, 2013, edited by F. J. Green. ISBN 9781927335567.
- "birlzine - Profile". BirlZine!. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- "birls - Profile". Birls LJ community. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- "Gender Census 2018 Identity words (public)". Google Docs. 21 June 2018. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 26 July 2020.