Who are some notable genderqueer celebrities?

This blog lists out notable genderqueer celebrities.

The blog also briefly touches upon what it means to be genderqueer, what gender idneitiy is, and what are the different kinds of gender identitiies. 

Who are some notable genderqueer celebrities?

Here is a list of some notable, famously out and proud genderqueer celebrities:

Sam Smith, in a 2019 interview, came out as non-binary and genderqueer. He noted that he is neither male or female and is part of the spectrum, preferring they/them pronouns.

Demi Lovato, though a social media post identified as nonbinary and noted that they went through a lot of self refection, awareness, and healing to proudly express themslevs as the way they are.

Miley Cyrus has famously come out as genderfluid in 2015 and believes that as a genderqueer indidvdiausl, they do not like labels and prefer to seen as simply who they are instead.

Ruby Rose’s short film “Break Free” was an ode to gender fluidity and her expeience of being genderqueer in this autobiograhpical film that documents her struggle in her gender ideneity expeince and now believes herslef to be “fluid” and uses feminine pronouns. 

Nico Tortorella is another TV start who identities as gender fluid and uses they/them pronouns and believes that they identify as a non-binary. They have also been vocal and active about talking about gender identity on social media. 

Lachlan Watson is one of the youngest non-binary actors in Hollywood and they opened up about their gender expeinces in an interview where their gender idneiety developed as a cis lesbian to transgender and finally as a non-binary.  

Amandla Stenberg also identfies as nonbinary and believs in the notion that gender is made up and it is not exists outside of it being a social construct. She uses both they/them and she/her pronouns and believe that it is an important conversation to be had.

Jonathan Van Nessidentifies as nonbinary and genderqueer and they are comfortable with he/she/they pronouns. Their experience started out with the belief that they never really fit into the binary and their journey into realising what gender is and what the spectrum is. 

What is Genderqueer?

Genderqueer is an umbreall term used by the LGBTQA+ community to describe or express their gender.

Genderqueer refers to the various gender experinces and identities where the individual experiences does not aligned with their sex nor with the binary gender assigned at birth. 

It includes indvdiduals who do not fit under cis nor under trans expereinces and they are alligned with a non-binary gender identity. 

So, an indidvdiaul who is gender queer might identiy outside of the gender binary, between the binary, as well as fluctuate, and also not experience any gender. 

Generally, they are used to describe individuals who experience their gender as fluid, shifting or moving and also used to describe individuals who are currently questioning and exploring their gender identity. 

Genderqueer idenity rejects the idea that there are binaries to how gender is identiifed and expressed. Infact a person who is gender queer might idenify as one gender and express theismelf as something else. 

People who are genderqueer can idenity and express themselves in any number of different ways- they do not have to fit a certain mould to be genderqueer, as long as they do it in a way that expresses themselves authentically. 

There are many identities that fall under the genderqueer umbrella.Such identities include:

  • agender
  • bigender
  • pangender
  • gender fluid
  • androgynous
  • neutrois
  • demigender

The terms genderqueer and nonbinary are two unbrella terms that are used interchangeably and that which tend to overlap. 

Some individuals use them together, understand them as one and the same, while other debate that they are different.

The defining difference between the two terms is that, Non-binary is a term that is used to describe any gender idenity that does to fall under the category ofeither man or woman. 

This means that people of this group do not identity as man or woman, either aligned or not alligened with their sex assigned at birth. 

On the other hand, Genderqueer refers to the umbrella term that covers indidvdiuasl who’s gender ideneity is experienced as fluid. 

They believe that their gender identities move from one end of the spectrum to the other, changes over time, and intensity. 

When it comes to how they related to each other, a non-binary gender idenity can fall under the term genderqueer where as the genderqueer identity might not always fall under non-binary. 

How do I know if Im genderqueer?

Here are a few signs that could indicate that you are genderqueer:

  • You do not related to your assigned at birth sex or the binary gender of man and woman.
  • 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.

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. 

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.

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 listed out notable genderqueer celebrities.

The blog also briefly touched upon what it means to be genderqueer, what gender idneitiy is, and what are the different kinds of gender identitiies. 

What’s the difference between transgender and genderqueer?

For transgender people are indiviudals who’s  sex assigned at birth and their gender identity do not allign where as GenderQueer is a gender identity where the individual experiences does not aligned with their sex nor with the binary gender assigned at birth. 

What is an example of genderqueer?

An example of a genderqueer is a man who wears women’s clothing, men’s shoes, and uses the men’s room, but doesn’t feel either specifically male or female.

Can you be genderqueer and genderfluid at the same time?

Yes, you can be both genderqueer and gender-fluid since genderfluid also falls under the umbrella term of genderqueer. 

What is demigender?

Demigender is a gender identity where the individual has partial connections with different genders. It is a non-binary gender.

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. 

What is aporagender?

Aporagender  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. 

References

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

Ahlgrim.C. 14 celebrities who don’t identify as either male or female. Insider. Retrieved on 4th February 2022. https://www.insider.com/9-celebrities-who-identify-as-gender-non-binary-2019-6

Martinez.A.13 Celebrities Who Don’t Identify Within The Gender Binary. Buzzfeed. Retrieved on 4th Febuary 2022. 

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