Autigender, or Autismgender, is a neurogender which can only be understood in the context of being autistic or when one's autism greatly affects one's gender or how one experiences gender. Autigender is not autism as a gender, but rather is a gender that is so heavily influenced by autism that one's autism and one's experience of gender cannot be unlinked. There are many studies that show that autistic people are more likely to be transgender.
Autigender can be a stand alone gender or it can be used in combination with another gender to show that one's experience of that gender is heavily influenced by having autism. One's gender can be influenced by one's autism in many ways. Since gender is a social construct created by allistics/neurotypicals, and social constructs are one thing that autistic people generally struggle with, there are many people who may feel like their autism influences their experience, perception, or understanding of gender.
Not all autistic people identify as autigender, only those whose gender is influenced by them being autistic. Autigender is an exclusive gender as, obviously, non-autistic people cannot have a gender influences by autism.
History[edit | edit source]
Autigender was coined on or before Aug 25th, 2014 by tumblr users autismgender and esperancegirl via MOGAI-Archive.
Flag[edit | edit source]
The original autigender flag was designed by tumblr user @pride-flags-for-us as late as July 15, 2016. Green represents neurodivergence. The symbol represents the autism spectrum.
The alternative flag was designed by an anonymous wiki user on November 15, 2020. The colors represent a spectrum, both for gender and for autism. The red, specifically, represents the #RedInstead movement, supporting autistic individuals, not Autism Speaks. The symbol represents the autism spectrum.