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Pangender is a non-binary gender defined as including all genders and not being exclusively man or woman. The prefix pan is Greek and means "all." Pangender is a kind of third gender, much like bigender, trigender, or genderqueer. Gender is one’s internal feelings and external appearance and behavior. Pangender individuals may identify with gender inclusive or gender neutral pronouns (such as zie/zim) instead of gendered ones (such as she/he or her/him).
Contemporary problems and discrimination
A current issue for individuals of non-binary genders is which bathroom to use in public; either the one matching society’s expectations (appearing/dressing masculine must use the male restroom; appearing/dressing feminine must use the female restroom) or the one matching their internal feelings.
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