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How Many Genders Are There? Gender Identity List

Author: Sexual Diversity
Author Contact: Sexual Diversity (SexualDiversity.org)
Published: 7th Dec 2022
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Summary: Alphabetical list of gender identities and terms people use when identifying themselves and talking about gender.

Definition

Gender Identity

The term gender identity was coined by psychiatry professor Robert J. Stoller in 1964 and popularized by psychologist John Money. Gender identity is the personal sense of one's gender. Gender identity can correlate with a person's assigned sex or can differ from it. In most individuals, the biological determinants of sex are congruent and consistent with the individual's gender identity. While a person may express behaviors, attitudes, and appearances consistent with a particular gender role, such expression may not necessarily reflect their gender identity. Essentialists argue that gender identity is determined at birth by biological and genetic factors. In contrast, social constructivists argue that gender identity and how it is expressed is socially constructed instead determined by cultural and social influences. These positions are not mutually exclusive, as an innate gender identity can be expressed differently in different cultures.

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Gender identity is what someone feels is their gender. That means that how someone’s private parts or how they look has nothing to do with their gender identity. Different terms, descriptions, and labels exist for other gender identities.

Gender identity can be understood to include how someone describes themselves, how they present, and how they feel. Below is a list of gender identities:

A to Z List of Gender Identities
Select a letter to browse alphabetically.
A
  • Abinary
  • Agender
  • Androgyne
  • Androgynous
  • Aporagender
B
  • Bakla
  • Bigender
  • Binary
  • Bissu
  • Butch
C
  • Calabai
  • Calalai
  • Cis
  • Cisgender
  • Cis female
  • Cis male
  • Cis man
  • Cis woman
D
  • Demi-boy
  • Demiflux
  • Demigender
  • Demi-girl
  • Demi-guy
  • Demi-man
  • Dual gender
  • Demi-woman
E
  • Endosex
F
  • Female
  • Female to male
  • Femme
  • FTM
G
  • Gender bender
  • Gender Diverse
  • Gender gifted
  • Genderfluid
  • Genderflux
  • Genderfuck
  • Genderless:
  • Gender nonconforming
  • Genderqueer
  • Gender questioning
  • Gender variant
  • Graygender
H
  • Hijra
I
  • Intergender
  • Intersex
K
  • Kathoey
M
  • Male
  • Male to female
  • Man
  • Man of trans experience
  • Maverique
  • MTF
  • Multigender
  • Muxe
N
  • Neither
  • Neurogender
  • Neutrois
  • Non-binary
  • Non-binary transgender
O
  • Omnigender
  • Other
P
  • Pangender
  • Polygender
  • Person of transgendered experience
T
  • Third gender
  • Trans
  • Trans female
  • Trans male
  • Trans man
  • Trans person
  • Trans woman
  • Transgender
  • Transgender female
  • Transgender male
  • Transgender man
  • Transgender person
  • Transgender woman
  • Transfeminine
  • Transmasculine
  • Transsexual
  • Transsexual female
  • Transsexual male
  • Transsexual man
  • Transsexual person
  • Transsexual woman
  • Travesti
  • Trigender
  • Two spirit: –
V
  • Vakasalewalewa
W
  • Woman
  • Woman of trans experience
X
  • X-gender
  • Xenogender

For detailed descriptions, see our gender glossary of terms that will help you better understand discussions of gender and sexuality.

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