Feminine of center

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Feminine of center is a queer feminine identity or gender expression. The Safe Zone Project says that feminine of center individuals are "people who present, understand themselves, and/or relate to others in a generally more feminine way, but don't necessarily identify as women".[1] Not all people who are feminine of center will present in a feminine way.[2][3]

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The term "feminine of center" may have derived from "femme of center", a self-descriptor sometimes found in lesbian personals ads in the mid-1990s.[4]

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  1. "LGBTQ+ Vocabulary Glossary of Terms". The Safe Zone Project. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  2. "The Gender Identity Terms You Need To Know". Refinery29. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  3. "Gender Pronouns Information". Washington University in St. Louis. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  4. "Gender is a landscape not a line **". Butch Enough. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2021. Back in the mid-90s, 'butch of center' was a not-uncommon descriptor in lesbian personal ads, at least where I was looking ('femme of center' was also used, but not as often).