Birl

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Birl
Related identities Bigender, boi, gender nonconforming, Butch and Androgyne
Frequency 0.02%


Birl is an identity often considered as a nonbinary gender.[1][2] The word is made by mixing the words "boy" and "girl".

The term has multiple and overlapping definitions:

In the 2018 Gender Census, one respondent identified themself as a birl.[6] There was also one birl among the respondents of the 2019 Gender Census.

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]

  1. Davidson, Skylar (February 2016). "Gender Inequality: Nonbinary Transgender People in the Workplace".
  2. Solovitch, Sara (23 January 2018). "Medical field plays catch-up with trans kids". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  3. 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.
  4. "birlzine - Profile". BirlZine!. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  5. "birls - Profile". Birls LJ community. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  6. "Gender Census 2018 Identity words (public)". Google Docs. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2020.