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Related identities Genderfaun, genderflor and faeflux
Under the umbrella term Genderfluid
Frequency 0.21%

Genderfae also called genderdoe, is a term for a type of gender identity which is fluid between multiple genders, but never male or masculine genders.[1][2] Genderfae was coined by an anonymous submission to the MOGAI-Archive blog in 2014.[3]

It's been said that the term "genderfae" is disrespectful to cultures/religions which revere fae/faeries. An alternative term "genderdoe" was proposed for those who wish to avoid disrespecting these cultures.[4] Another alternative term is "genderthil".[2]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

In the 2019 Worldwide Gender Census, twelve respondents were genderfae.[5] In the 2020 Gender Census, 53 respondents (0.21% of total respondents) were genderfae.[6]

Related identities[edit | edit source]

  • Demifae: "a gender which is partially static and partially fluid (demifluid). The fluid part of the gender is only fluid between identities which are not male, male-aligned, or masculine. The static part of the gender can be any gender of combination of genders."[2]
  • Genderfaer: Fluid between multiple genders, which can include masculine genders but not ever binary male.[2]
  • Genderfaun or Gendermars: Fluid between multiple genders, but never female nor feminine genders.[7]
  • Genderfaunet: Fluid between multiple genders, which can include feminine genders but not ever binary female.[8]
  • Genderflor or Gendervae: Fluid between multiple genders but never male nor female. Genderflor was coined by an anonymous submission to tumblr blog beyond-mogai-pride-flags in March 2018[9], whereas Gendervae was coined in January 2021 by Instagram user runawingism.[10]
  • Genderselkie: Fluid between multiple genders and often xenic genders.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kersey, Elizabeth; Voigt, Matthew (2020). "Finding community and overcoming barriers: experiences of queer and transgender postsecondary students in mathematics and other STEM fields". Mathematics Education Research Journal. doi:10.1007/s13394-020-00356-5. ISSN 1033-2170. Genderfae is a type of genderfluidity that is never male or masculine.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Genderfae". LGBTA Wiki. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  3. "genderfae". Archived from the original on 18 August 2014.
  4. en.bees (25 July 2020). "genderfae, and why we need to change the term".
  5. "Gender Census 2019 - the worldwide TL;DR". Gender Census. 31 March 2019. Archived from the original on 18 January 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  6. GC2020 Public Copy, 1 November 2020
  7. "gendermars". MOGAI Lexicon. Archived from the original on 2 August 2016.
  8. "exspiravitgender asked: Hello? I'm looking for a gender that I used to know but can't remember..." xeno-aligned. 2 February 2020.
  9. "Anonymous asked: Genderflor- a fluid gender that never encompasses male or female genders". 25 March 2018.
  10. runa (19 January 2021). "Coining a new term!".