The autigender flag.

Alternative autigender flag

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 gender and autism cannot be unlinked. There are many studies that show that autistic people are more likely to be transgender[1]. Since gender is a social construct created by allistics and neurotypicals, and social constructs are one thing that autistic people generally struggle with, there are many who may feel like their autism influences their experience of gender enough to identify with this 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 can not be autigender, because they have no autism to influence their gender.

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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.

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