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'''Pangender''' is a term for people who feel that they cannot be labeled as male or female in gender. As such it has a great deal of overlap with genderqueer. Pangendered people feel that they do not fit into binary genders, instead identifying as mixed gender (both male and female) or as a third gendered. The term is sometimes used by some in the LGBT community, such as the Radical Faeries to be one that is inclusive, meaning "all genders".
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'''Pangender''' /pan 'jendər/ is a term for people who feel that they identify with all genders available to them. <u>'''This does not inherently include closed genders that are culture specific.'''</u> Pangender is a non-binary gender as it means one does not identify solely as a women or man. It can have a great deal of overlap with [[genderqueer]].
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[[File:Pangender.jpg|thumb|220x220px|Pangender Flag
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It is both vertically and horizontally symmetrical. It has a pastel theme with 4 different colors. The outermost color is yellow, followed by pastel salmon, light pink, and then white for the single inner stripe.
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Pangender individuals are usually happy living "in between" and have no desire to live exclusively as any specific gender. Some pangender people may or may not use the transgender label. Some may identify as trans masculine or trans feminine, often shortened to trans masc or trans femme. Keep in mind that gender identity is separate from gender expression, and pangender people can have widely varying outward appearances. Being pangender does not necessarily mean that someone will appear androgynous. Pronouns do not correlate to gender either, and pangender people use a wide variety of pronouns. Always make sure to ask what someone's pronouns are if you're unsure. They/Them is a good neutral ground to work from.
   
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Because gender identification is so closely intertwined with sexual gratification in western culture, the sexuality of pangender individuals is difficult to discuss. There are newer terms, such as [https://lgbta.wikia.org/wiki/Diamoric Diamoric], that can apply to non-binary people's attraction which can help clear up confusion.
Whereas sex refers to someone's anatomy, gender refers either to gender identity or gender role, which are roles and qualities that society associates with being either men or women.
 
   
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Pangender and transgender individuals are sometimes dismissed as fetishists ignoring the issue of gender identification altogether. Always remember that it does not mean someone else is wrong or invalid just because you may not understand their identity.
Pangender individuals are happy living "in between" and have no desire to live exclusively as one gender or the other, which makes the group a distinct minority within the transgender population. In some cases, pangender individuals are born with the physical sex characteristics of either males or females, but frequently display the cases, outward appearance, behavior and/or clothing of the opposite gender. In other cases, a pangender person can be born intersex.
 
 
Because gender identification is so closely intertwined with sexual gratification in western culture, the sexuality of pangender individuals is difficult to discuss. For example, terms such as "homosexual" have little meaning when applied to a pangender people - is the person only attracted to other pangender individuals, or are they attracted to the person who are the same gender as their birth certificate proclaims their sex to be (even intersex individuals are frequently assigned one of the two dominant genders at birth)?
 
 
Pangender individuals, as well as transsexuals, are sometimes dismissed as fetishists ignoring the issue of gender identification altogether.
 
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [[Androgyne]]
 
* [[Androgyne]]
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* [[Genderqueer]]
* [[Genderqueer]]
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* [[Homosexual]]
* [[Homosexual]]
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* [[Pansexual]]
* [[Pansexual]]
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* [[bigender]]
* [[bigender]]
 

Latest revision as of 17:21, 8 August 2021

Pangender /pan 'jendər/ is a term for people who feel that they identify with all genders available to them. This does not inherently include closed genders that are culture specific. Pangender is a non-binary gender as it means one does not identify solely as a women or man. It can have a great deal of overlap with genderqueer.

Pangender Flag It is both vertically and horizontally symmetrical. It has a pastel theme with 4 different colors. The outermost color is yellow, followed by pastel salmon, light pink, and then white for the single inner stripe.

Pangender individuals are usually happy living "in between" and have no desire to live exclusively as any specific gender. Some pangender people may or may not use the transgender label. Some may identify as trans masculine or trans feminine, often shortened to trans masc or trans femme. Keep in mind that gender identity is separate from gender expression, and pangender people can have widely varying outward appearances. Being pangender does not necessarily mean that someone will appear androgynous. Pronouns do not correlate to gender either, and pangender people use a wide variety of pronouns. Always make sure to ask what someone's pronouns are if you're unsure. They/Them is a good neutral ground to work from.

Because gender identification is so closely intertwined with sexual gratification in western culture, the sexuality of pangender individuals is difficult to discuss. There are newer terms, such as Diamoric, that can apply to non-binary people's attraction which can help clear up confusion.

Pangender and transgender individuals are sometimes dismissed as fetishists ignoring the issue of gender identification altogether. Always remember that it does not mean someone else is wrong or invalid just because you may not understand their identity.

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