Pangender

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Pangender people are those who feel they identify as all genders. The term has a great deal of overlap with genderqueer and trigender.[1][2] Because of its all-encompassing nature, presentation and pronoun usage varies between different people who identify as pangender. Some people who identify as pangender seek to transition.

Pangender is often considered a 'problematic' or incorrect term; as it is impossible to associate with every gender in existence, if spiritual and cultural genders such as Two-spirit and Hijra are included. If spiritual and cultural genders are not included, then the term is ethnocentrically exclusive. This means that they either appropriate or erase ethnically distinct genders. People who identify as pangender might more accurately be speaking of a desire or willingness to include aspects of many genders in their lives, rather than making a claim that they associate with every gender which exists.

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  1. ^ Scruton, Sue (2014). Trans Needs Assessment Report (PDF). 190 O’Connor Street, Suite 100, Ottawa, ON: Canadian AIDS Society. p. iii. ISBN 978-0-9880504-5-7. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Queer Terminology - From A to Q" (PDF). qmunity.ca. QMUNITY. July 2013. p. 12. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 

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