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Pangender is a non-binary gender defined as including all genders and not being exclusively man or woman.[1] The prefix pan is Greek and means "all."[1] Pangender is a kind of third gender, much like bigender, trigender, or genderqueer.[2] Gender is one’s internal feelings and external appearance and behavior.[3] 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[edit]

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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Dictionary. “Pangender.” 2016. 16 Nov 2016.
  2. ^ Richards, C. “Third Genders.” The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. 1–4. 216. 21 April 2016. 16 Nov 2016.
  3. ^ Dr. Story, Amy E., “An Introduction to Sex, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and How These Categories Shape Our Lives.” Feb 2012.3 Dec 2016.
  4. ^ Herriott, Todd K. and Halcro, Casey M., "Safe Zone: 101 Training Manual" (2014). Office of Diversity and Equity. Paper 1. 16 Nov 16.

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