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Non-binary gender

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Non-binary[lower-alpha 1] and genderqueer are umbrella terms for gender identities that are not solely male or female (identities outside the gender binary).[2][3] Non-binary identities fall under the transgender umbrella, since non-binary people typically identify with a gender that is different from their sex,[3] though some non-binary people do not consider themselves transgender.[4][5]

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A genderqueer pride flag held aloft with the words "El Futuro No Es Binario – Genderqueer" written across it
A genderqueer pride flag in Valencia reading "The future is not binary" in Spanish
ClassificationGender identity
AbbreviationsEnby, NB
SubcategoriesVarious, see below
Other terms
Associated termsAndrogyny, queer, third gender, transgender, genderfluid, two-spirit

Non-binary people may identify as an intermediate or separate third gender,[6] identify with more than one gender,[7][8] no gender, or have a fluctuating gender identity.[9] Gender identity is separate from sexual or romantic orientation:[10] non-binary people have various sexual orientations.[11] Being non-binary is also not the same as being intersex; most intersex people identify as either male or female.[12]

Non-binary people as a group vary in their gender expressions, and some may reject gender identity altogether.[13] Some non-binary people are medically treated for gender dysphoria with surgery or hormones, as trans men and trans women often are.[14]