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The genderfluid pride flag[1]

Genderfluidity is a non-fixed gender identity that shifts over time or depending on the situation. These fluctuations can occur at the level of gender identity or gender expression. They may fluctuate among different gender expressions over their lifetime, or express multiple aspects of various gender markers at the same time.[2][3] Genderfluid individuals may also identify as non-binary or transgender.[4][5][6]

Genderfluidity may be a transitionary phase, allowing people to explore gender before finding a more stable gender expression or identity. For others, gender fluidity may continue throughout life.[7]


The first known mention of the word genderfluidity was in Kate Bornstein's 1994 book Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us.[8]

The term genderfluid has been in use since at least the 1990s.[citation needed] From the 1990s until the 2010s, it was more common for a genderfluid individual to refer to themselves as genderqueer, than genderfluid.[citation needed]

On May 6, 2015, added an entry for genderfluid.[9]


The genderfluid pride flag was designed by JJ Poole in 2012. The pink stripe of the flag represents femininity, the white represents lack of gender, purple represents mixed gender or androgyny, black represents all other genders, and blue represents masculinity.[10][11]

Further reading[edit]


  • Booker, Lauren (2021-04-21). "What it means to be gender-fluid". CNN.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chaillot, Mathias (2018-06-12). "Connaissez-vous ces drapeaux que vous pourrez voir à la Marche des fiertés LGBT ?". NEON (in French). Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  2. ^ Cronn-Mills, Kirstin (2015). Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Twenty-First Century Books. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-7613-9022-0.
  3. ^ McGuire, Peter (9 November 2015). "Beyond the binary: what does it mean to be genderfluid?". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  4. ^ Bosson, Jennifer K.; Vandello, Joseph A.; Buckner, Camille E. (2018). The Psychology of Sex and Gender. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-5063-3134-8. OCLC 1038755742. Archived from the original on 28 May 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  5. ^ Whyte, Stephen; Brooks, Robert C.; Torgler, Benno (25 September 2018). "Man, Woman, "Other": Factors Associated with Nonbinary Gender Identification". Archives of Sexual Behavior. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Science+Business Media. 47 (8): 2397–2406. doi:10.1007/s10508-018-1307-3. PMID 30255409. S2CID 52823167. 2 out of 7479 (0.03 percent) of respondents to the Australian Sex Survey, a 2016 online research survey, self-identified as trigender.
  6. ^ Ferguson, Sian (11 June 2020). "What Does It Mean to Be Gender Fluid?". Healthline. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  7. ^ Jolly, Divya; Boskey, Elizabeth R.; Thomson, Katharine A.; Tabaac, Ariella R.; Burns, Maureen T.S.; Katz-Wise, Sabra L. (2021-03-12). "Why Are You Asking? Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Assessment in Clinical Care". Journal of Adolescent Health. 69 (6): 891–893. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.08.015. ISSN 1054-139X. PMID 34629230. S2CID 238580640.
  8. ^ Bornstein, Kate (2016). Gender Outlaw On Men, Women and the Rest of Us. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-101-97461-2. OCLC 1155971422.
  9. ^ "gender-fluid Meaning | Gender & Sexuality". Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  10. ^ "Flags and Symbols" (PDF). Amherst, Massachusetts: Amherst College. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Gender-fluid added to the Oxford English Dictionary". LGBTQ Nation. Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-20.