is a catch-all term for gender identities other than man and woman, thus outside of the gender binaryand heteronormativity. People who identify as genderqueer may think of themselves as one or more of the following:
- both man and woman
- neither man nor woman (genderless, agender)
- moving between genders (gender fluid)
- third gendered or other-gendered; includes those who do not place a name to their gender
- having an overlap of, or blurred lines between, gender identity and sexual orientation
Some genderqueers also identify as transgender, and may or may not wish for physical modification or hormones to suit their preferred expression. Many genderqueers see gender and sex as separable aspects of a person and sometimes identify as a male woman, a female man, or a male/female/intersex genderqueer. Gender identity is defined as one's internal sense of being male, female, both, or neither, while sexual identity refers to an individual's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to others. As such, genderqueers may be a variety of sexual orientations, as with transgender and cisgender people. Genderqueer identification may also occur for political reasons.
"Genderqueer", along with being an umbrella term, has been used as an adjective to refer to any people who transgress distinctions of gender, regardless of their self-defined gender identity, i.e. those who "queer" gender, expressing it non-normatively. Androgynous is frequently used as a descriptive term for people in this category, though genderqueers may express a combination of masculinity and femininity, or neither, in their gender expression and not all identify as androgynes, but the term has be applied by those describing what they see as a gender ambiguity.