Genderqueer (GQ), also termed non-binary (NB), is a catch-all category for characters whose gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine. Instead, their identities are outside of the gender binary and cisnormativity.
Genderqueer people may express a combination of masculinity and femininity, or neither, in their gender expression.
Androgynous (also androgyne) is frequently used as a descriptive term for people in this category. However, not all persons identify as androgynous. Genderqueer people may identify as either having an overlap of, or indefinite lines between, gender identity;
- having two or more genders (being bigender, trigender, or pangender)
- having no gender (being agender, nongendered, genderless, genderfree or neutrois)
- moving between genders or having a fluctuating gender identity (genderfluid)
- or being third gender or other-gendered, a category which includes those who do not place a name to their gender.
Some non-binary people transition to allow their gender expression (i.e. the outward demonstration of their gender) to match their internal identity, this is not always possible. Many wish to appear androgynous and use unisex names or aliases, gender-neutral titles like Mx., and gender-neutral pronouns (such as they/them or zir). Others express themselves in ways seen as traditionally masculine or feminine, or combine aspects of the two.