What is aliagender?

This blog will discuss what is aliagender.

We will also discuss the history and development of the term, gender identity is and the different types of identities present. 

What is aliagender?

Aliagender is a gender identity that describes a gender experience that is separate, different, and distinct from the experience of any other existing gender identities or constructs. 

This gender idenity does fall under the non-binary umbrella however it is sepcidifc and different from non-binary genders that already exists. 

Individuals who identify as this gender usually state that they do not identify or fit well with any of the other existing gender constructs that are presently known and are separate from the present spectrum of gender identities. 

This gender identitiy also is in regards with the experience that there is a gender that is experienced and it is not genderless as seen in agender identiites. However this gender is similarly different and not associated with any existing genders. 

It is believed that indidvdiausl who has this gender experince feels a strong and specific gender expeince that is neither part fo the existing genders, nor part of the genderless cohort, nor does it fit into any cultural category of the “thrid- gender”.

It is in itself a separate gender identity that stands apart and is completely different from any gender that is neither similar to the gender of  man nor woman. 

What is the history of the term “aliagender”?

The term aliagender was first used by a Tumblr moderator in 2013 and it was meant to be used for their personal experience of gender. (Non-binary wiki)

The term came under some fire when other tumblr users began to accuse the moderator of racism, claiming that this term was a white-washed form of the term “third-gender” that is seen in cultures like India’s “Hijras”- a term that is forced onto the community without consent. 

The individual who coined this term pushed forward the idea that the term was not coined to be racist or appropriate and there was no basis on which the accusations were based and it was then that another individual coined the term “aporgender” as a replacement more or less. 

The alogender flag was developed in 2016 with the colours Green and orange which were used instead of pink or blue. The flag also had the colour purple to differentiate it from other flags. 

The Second  creator of an alternative flag, an anonymous wiki user, put forward their design in 2020 that was based on the original 2016 flag but using softer colours to make it easier on the eyes. (Non-binary wiki)

How do you know you are aliagender?

Here are a few signs that could indicate that you are bi-gender:

  • You do not related to your assigned at birth sex all the time.
  • You do not identify or fit in any of the gender identities that are currently present. 
  • You might find it uncomfortable to be labelled with your assigned at birth pronouns
  • You find it uncomfortable when someone assumes your gender.
  • You express your gender in different ways other than masculine or feminine
  • You express your gender in ways that do not involve expressing yourself in ways that resemble other existing genders.
  • You might exterpeince gender dysphoria where you feel like your assigned at birth sex does not allign with your gender identitiy.

These are just some of the signs that you might experience if you think you are bigender, however this list is not exhaustive and it is not all-inclusive because the way one experiences their gender is unique and different. 

What is gender identity?

Gender identity refers to the terms that distinguish a person’s gender. It is what the individual who experiences their unique gender uses to identify their gender. 

Gender, as we all know is no longer considered the same as sex. It is now understood that it is inherently different and these two distinct concepts can be different in an individual.

This means that they need not align. A person can have the male anatomy while identifying as someone who has no gender that they identity with- and in this case, they will most probably identity as agender, 

While the genetic factors or biological factors define a person’s sex, gender is a social construct whcih means that is is not written in stone and that a person can have a gender identity only they can determine. 

Gender identity is a personal experience, and it cannot be determined by someone or something else outside of the person. 

Another important thing that we must understand is that gender is not limited to binary genders, this means that it is not only restricted to being a man or a woman. 

Gender is more than just binary categories and an individual can have more than one gender or identify with no gender at all. 

According to The Trevor Project gender consists of the following concepts:

  • The gender identity, which is what the person experiences and identities as in terms of their gender. 
  • Gender expression which consists of how an individual expresses themselves to themselves and to other people. A person might express themslwves as either in a masculine way or in a non-binary way. 

This will include aspects such as mannerisms, clothing styles, names, and pronoun choices, and basic conduct with respect to their gender. (TalkSpace)

What are the different types of gender identity?

Here is a brief list of some of the more commonly known gender identities:

  • Agender where the individual does not identify as either female or male and also, possibly, not identify with any gender at all.
  • Androgyne is a term where individuals identify as both female and male.
  • Bigender where indidvdiuals identify as bigender, you identify with two genders.
  • Cisgender where the indidviausl identies with the sex they are born with, that means their gender identity and sex allign. 
  • Gender expansive where the individual does not fit their cultural standardised definitions of gender and their gender broadens the cultural expectations or limitations placed  by society on their gender. 
  • Gender fluid is a term where the individual can express themselves either outside, within, or between their societal gender expectations. 
  • Gender outlaw where individuals who identify as gender outlaw, refuse to let society define your gender.
  • Genderqueer where their gender identity is not aligned with the societal expectations (or “norms”) that are placed on your assigned sex.
  • Non-binary where the indidvaiusl does not identity with either male or female but they identify their gender as something other than these two binary genders. 
  • Omnigender where individuals identify and experience all genders.
  • Polygender/pangender where individuals identify as having parts of or experience more than one gender.
  • Transgender/trans where indidvdiuals are born with a sex that is not what they identify with. Another term that is used for this cohort of indidvdiuals is non-binary or gender nonconforming. (medicalnewstoday)

This list is not exhaustive and there are plenty more gender identities that are being identified and realised as individuals learn more about themselves and express their gender realities on their own terms. Gender identity is something that can be constantly evolving. None of the following terms are all-inclusive or finite.  

Conclusion

This blog will discuss what is aliagender.

We will also discuss the history and development of the term, gender identity is and the different types of identities present. 

What does cisgender mean?

Cisgender is a gender idenity where the idndidvaiul’s gender idneitty and their sexual orientation alligns. Meaning if they were born as a girl and identify as a girl.

What does Demisexual mean in Lgbtq?

Demisexual people within the LGBTQA+ spectrum are indidvdiuals that feel sexually attracted to someone only when they have an emotional bond with the person.

Indidvdiausl with such a sexual identity can identity with any sexual identity such as gay, straight, bisexual, or pansexual and identify as any gender idenityt be it bigender, cisgender, transgender etc. 

What is the 3rd gender called?

In india, the term third gender was first used, not used as of now, to represent “hijars”-  a term that is forced onto the community without consent.  These indidvdiuals are considered neither male, female, nor transgender- so basically non-binary gender. 

How many genders are there?

It cannot be said with conclusive evidence that there is a limit to the amount of genders that are present in society at present because of the fact that gender is a social construct and as long as people are able to express themselves and their experience of genders this number will keep on changing. 

What do Neopronouns mean?

Neopronouns are real because like all socially constructed concepts, they are real if they have meaning and are being used by people to make their lives easier. 

What is a Pangender person?

Pangender is a gender identity that is used to represent a person who identifies with all gender.

How do I know if I am bigender?

Here are a few signs that could indicate that you are bi-gender:

  • You do not related to your assigned at birth sex all the time.
  • You might feel more male one day while other gender some other days. 
  • You might find it uncomfortable to be labelled with your assigned at birth pronouns
  • You find it uncomfortable when someone assumes your gender
  • You express your gender in different ways and at times both masculine and finemine at the same time. 
  • You might exterpeince gender dysphoria where you feel like your assigned at birth sex does not allign with your gender identitiy.

How do I know what pronouns I am?

Your pronouns come with the gender that you identify with. So if you identify as being a woman, your pronouns are she, her. 

However if you identity with a non-binary, non-conforming gender then your prononous can be they/their as well as new neo-prononous such as ze/hirs.

References

Zambon, V. What are some different types of gender identity? MedicalNewstoday. Retrieved on 4th February 2022. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/types-of-gender-identity#types-of-gender-identity

O’Neill.R. The Different Types of Gender Identity. TalkSpace. Retrieved on 4th February 2022. https://www.talkspace.com/blog/different-gender-identities/

Aliagender. LGBTA. Retrieved on 4th February 2022. https://lgbta.fandom.com/wiki/Aliagender

Aliagender. Gender WIki. Retrieved on 4th February 2022. https://gender.fandom.com/wiki/Aliagender

Aliagender. Non-binary wiki. Retrieved on 4th February 2022. https://nonbinary.wiki/wiki/Aliagender

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