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third gender

A nonbinary and/or transgender identity in which individuals do not identify as male or female, but a third gender. Also an umbrella term for a wide-variety of gender identities.

The term third gender has also been used in non-Western societies to describe individuals who fall outside of traditional gender norms, roles and expectations, and those societies and cultures that recognise more than two genders.

Sometimes synonymous with nonbinary.

Originally published: 17th July, 2020
Last modified: July 17, 2020