Words Describing Queer Genders

Below is a list of over one hundred words that describe gender. Many are used both in pride and as slurs; i’ve culled all of them from places where they were used as the former. So if i haven’t seen a word (re)claimed, it’s not here.

Three children and one adult playing in Yards Park in Washington, DC. Kids have a malleable view of gender and sex that we, sadly, lose as we get older. Two of the children is riding a tricycle, another is kneeling with a ball, and a third is running. All our silhouetted against a sun-sparkled Anacostia River.
Children playing in Yards Park in Washington, DC. Kids have a malleable view of gender and sex that we lose as we get older.

If you know of other terms, please let me know so i can add them.

I hope you find this list to be inspiring and thought-provoking. If you see something here that fits you, all the better. We have moved so far past that boring man/woman, masculine/feminine binary!

  • Agender(ed)
  • Ambigendered
  • AndroButch
  • AndroDyke
  • AndroFag
  • AndroFem
  • AndroFemButch
  • Androgyne
  • Androgynous
  • Bear
  • Bearded female
  • Bigendered
  • Bless-gendered
  • Boi
  • Boidyke
  • Boy dyke
  • Boy girl
  • Boychick
  • Butch
  • Butch dyke
  • Byke
  • Chick with a dick
  • Cross-dresser
  • Crossgendered
  • Demiboy
  • Demigender
  • Demigirl
  • Drag king
  • Drag queen
  • Drag queer
  • Enby/enbie (as in “n-b” for “non-binary”)
  • Epicene
  • Eunuch
  • Female guy
  • Female impersonator
  • Femme
  • Femme queen
  • FTF/F2F
  • FTM/F2M
  • FTMTF (female to male to female)
  • Gender-atypical
  • Gender-bender
  • Gender blender
  • Gender-blessed
  • Gender complex
  • Gender-confused
  • Gender-confusing
  • Gender-creative
  • Gender-deviant
  • Gender-different
  • Gender elusive
  • Gender-enhanced
  • Gender-fluid
  • Gender flux
  • Gender-gifted
  • Gender fucked
  • Gender outlaw
  • Gender subversive
  • Gender-variant
  • Gender warrior
  • Genderfree
  • Genderfucker
  • Gendernull
  • Genderqueer
  • Gendertrash
  • Girl boy
  • Girlfag
  • Guydyke
  • He-she
  • Herm
  • Hermaphrodite
  • Intergendered
  • Liminal-gendered
  • Male lesbian
  • Man/boy with vagina
  • Midgendered
  • More-gendered
  • More-than-gendered
  • MTF/M2F
  • MTM/M2M
  • Nelly fag
  • New man
  • New woman
  • No-ho
  • Non-binary/nonbinary
  • Non-op
  • Omnigendered
  • Othergendered
  • Pangendered
  • Passing woman/girl
  • Polygendered
  • Post-op
  • Pre-op
  • QuasiFemale
  • QuasiMale
  • Shape-shifter
  • She-bear
  • She-male
  • Stone butch
  • Supragendered
  • T-girl
  • Third-gendered
  • Tomboy
  • Tranny
  • Trannydyke
  • Trannyfag
  • Trannyqueer
  • Trans
  • Trans boy
  • Trans girl
  • Trans fag
  • Trans folk
  • Trans kid
  • Trans man
  • Trans person
  • Trans queer
  • Trans woman
  • Trans-something
  • Transdyke
  • Transensual
  • Transexual
  • Transgender(ed)
  • Transgenderist
  • Transsexual
  • Transvestite
  • Tranz
  • Trisexual
  • Two Spirit
  • Ungendered
  • X-tra/Extra-gendered
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