Genderqueer (GQ; alternatively non-binary) is a catch-all category for gender identities other than man and woman, thus outside of the gender binary and cisnormativity. People who identify as genderqueer may think of themselves as one or more of the following:
- having an overlap of, or blurred lines between, gender identity and sexual and romantic orientation.
- both man and woman (bigender, trigender, pangender);
- neither man nor woman (nongendered, genderless, agender);
- moving between genders (genderfluid);
- third gender or other-gendered; includes those who do not place a name to their gender;
Some genderqueer people also desire physical modification or hormones to suit their preferred expression. Many genderqueer people see gender and sex as separable aspects of a person and sometimes identify as a male woman, a female man, or a male/female/intersex genderqueer person. Gender identity is defined as one's internal sense of being a woman, man, both, or neither, while sexual identity refers to an individual's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to others. As such, genderqueer people may have a variety of sexual orientations, as with transgender and cisgender people.
In addition to being an umbrella term, genderqueer has been used as an adjective to refer to any people who transgress distinctions of gender, regardless of their self-defined gender identity, i.e. those who "queer" gender, expressing it non-normatively. Androgynous is frequently used as a descriptive term for people in this category, though genderqueer people may express a combination of masculinity and femininity, or neither, in their gender expression and not all identify as androgynous. However, the term has been applied by those describing what they see as a gender ambiguity.
Gender terms 
Some genderqueer people prefer to use gender-neutral pronouns such as one, ze, sie, hir, co, ey or singular "they", "their" and "them", while others prefer the conventional binary pronouns "her" or "him". Some genderqueer people prefer to be referred to alternately as he and she (and/or gender neutral pronouns), and some prefer to use only their name and not use pronouns at all.
In July 2012, Gopi Shankar, a gender activist and a student at The American College in Madurai coined the regional terms for genderqueer people in Tamil during Asia's first Genderqueer Pride Parade. See Third gender#India.
Gender neutrality 
Out genderqueer people 
- Chris Pureka, an American folk music singer-songwriter, came out publicly as genderqueer in a 2005 interview with Off Our Backs.
- Rae Spoon, a Canadian singer-songwriter, identified as a trans man for many years before adopting a gender-neutral identity in 2012.
- Jiz Lee, a pornographic actor, reported in a personal blog post that they became more candid about being genderqueer at about age 29.
- Andrej Pejic, an Australian fashion model, does not use the term genderqueer, but has publicly stated that they identify as neither male nor female.
- Kate Bornstein, an American gender theorist, transsexual person, and author of Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us (a book about being dissatisfied with binary models of gender) identifies as neither male nor female.
- Agness England, a Mexican Agender person, and creator of Ageneros group in facebook topics and news of non binay gender people.
In an analysis of respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey who chose 'A gender not listed here', the majority of whom are genderqueer, it was found that Q3GNLH (Question 3 Gender Not Listed Here) respondents were 9% more likely to forgo healthcare due to fear of discrimination than the general sample (36 per cent compared to 27 per cent). 76% reported being unemployed, 90% had experienced anti-trans bias at work, and 43% had attempted suicide.
See also 
- Bash Back!
- Butch and femme
- Drag king
- Drag queen
- Gender binary
- Gender neutrality
- Gender variance
- Girlfags and guydykes
- List of transgender-related topics
- Non-binary discrimination
- Transcending Boundaries Conference
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- What Is Gender?, "a support forum for transgendered, non_binary, and significant others"
- gender trender, a trans* positive space to explore and celebrate sex-gender diversity