Joyfriend is a term that can refer to a partner in a relationship who identifies as any gender on the non-binary spectrum. However, those who are non-binary do not have to use this term.
Similar terms include: enbyfriend, datemate, bothfriend, theyfriend, birlfriend, voidfriend, baefriend, partner, lover and goyfriend. It should be noted that goyfriend is a less popular term, because goy is a slang term used by Jewish people to refer to non-Jews. Goyfriend should be treated as an exclusive-term.
This term was first coined by Twitter user ThatBoyYouLike on August 16th, 2019.
The joyfriend flag was designed by beyond-mogai-pride-flags on February 4th, 2020.
- ThatBoyYouLike on Twitter, August 16 2019: The term joyfriend (archived version)