Aporagender

(adjective)

Aporagender people have a strong understanding of their own gender as being completely separate from the gender binaryand spectrum. Aporagender does not include men or women, nor people who identify with femininity or masculinity in any way, such as nonbinary people who are bigender or genderfluid between wo/man. This can be hard to understand, as there is almost no language around gender that isn’t tied to masculinity or femininity, and even aporagender people can struggle to further specify their experience of gender. That’s why this word exists, so that there can at least be a start to that conversation-- “I know my gender isn’t tied to masculinity or femininity, but beyond that, I’m not entirely sure. But I know I’m at least aporagender.” Aporagender people may or may not transition physically, legally, or socially. This is based on their understanding of their relationship with gender and their access to transitioning within their culture. Generally, aporagender people are considered under the nonbinary and transgender umbrellas but may or may not identify as transgender or nonbinary specifically. e.g. The aporagender individual liked to make nir own clothing.

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Kyem Brown