Genderqueer is a term for people who feel that they have a queer or non-normative experience with gender through either their gender identity, their gender presentation, or other experiences of gender. It is often used interchangeably with non-binary to mean a gender that does not fall under being strictly male or female. This definition can be used as a gender identity on its own or as an umbrella term.
Genderqueer has been used as an adjective to refer to any people who do not fit the mainstream ideals of gender or gender presentation, regardless of their self-defined gender identity. In includes anyone who "queers" their gender, either through their identity or their gender expression. Terms like gender non-conforming are also used to describe these people as well. Using this definition genderqueer can be used to describe binary cisgender and transgender people who have a non-normative experience with gender or gender presentation. One may also identify as genderqueer as a political statement.
Some genderqueer people may also identify as another gender identity (such as androgyne, bigender etc.). They may also identify as transgender or non-binary. Some genderqueer people may wish to transition, either medically, socially, or both. Genderqueer people can have any sexual orientation.
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The genderqueer flag was designed by Marilyn Roxie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The first design for the flag was posted in June 2010; the flag was later changed in September 2010.
The flag was changed again in June 2011, producing the final flag. The colors represent the following: lavender, the mixing of blue and pink, traditional male and female colors, is meant to represent genderqueer people who are both male and female or are in between male and female. It also represents queerness, as lavender has historically been associated with homosexuality and bisexuality. White represents agender people. Dark chartreuse green, the inverse of lavender, is meant to represent those who are outside the binary.