a category of gender that is neither traditionally
"female" or "male." Many different, nontraditional gender identities fall under the umbrella
term "genderqueer." Genderqueer individuals may identify
as having a gender somewhere between female and male or, more commonly, out of the gender binary
Unless told otherwise, polite pronouns
individuals are the singular they and ze/hir pronouns
. Most genderqueer
individuals take offense being referred to as "it."
"Is Dakota a girl or a boy?" "They're genderqueer!"
she's genderqueer, it means
she's a slut and sleeps with everyone, right?" "Haha, no. Genderqueer just means
their gender identity. It has nothing to do with their sexual
"I'm a dude, so I don't really want to take home ec." "Dude, I'm genderqueer! I'll take whatever the hell I want and not worry