Male, also known as Man, Guy, or Boy (diminutive) is a gender which is part of the Western gender binary. It is often associated with masculinity and a connection to boyhood or masculinity (as defined in one's society). In includes both cisgender, transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary men. Some non-binary people may have a partial connection to being a man/boy or masculinity, in which case they may identify as a non-binary man, man-aligned and/or miaspec.
Man is a term used for adults, while boy is used for children. Guy is used a casual word for men, typically younger men. Male is also sometimes used as a synonym for man, however "male" can also be used to denote sex traits, so is typically considered too clinical for most cases. "Male" can sometimes be used to exclude trans men. The word wergender was created to encompass all the various words.
People who are assigned male at birth (AMAB) are often raised with the expectation that they will identify as men, although not all AMAB people are men and not all men are AMAB. Identifying as a man is often associated with a masculine gender expression and gender role, however not all men present masculinely, and not all people who present masculinely are men.
The astronomical symbol for Mars is the most commonly known symbol for males. It represents the shield and spear of the Roman god of war. It is also the alchemical symbol for iron.
The man flag was designed by Tumblr user Trintinic on December 29, 2017. The dark blue represents those who identify fully as men (binary man). Light blue represents those who identify partially as men (demiboys, etc.) White represents multigender people who have man as one of their genders.
The male flag was designed by queerflagswithbenton some time before September 18 2020. There is no known meaning.