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Maverique is a specific nonbinary gender identity "characterized by autonomy and inner conviction regarding a sense of self that is entirely independent of male/masculinity, female/femininity or anything which derives from the two while still being neither without gender nor of a neutral gender." Maverique is not close to a female or male gender, and is not like a mix of them. It also isn't a lack of gender, or an apathetic attitude about gender. Maverique is strictly a gender identity, not a gender expression, so "how a maverique person chooses to express or present themself is entirely up to that individual." Maverique is not an umbrella term, but a specific gender identity.

History

In 2014, Vesper H. (queerascat) created the word "maverique" to describe their own gender. The word comes from "maverick" and the French suffix "-ique," and can be used as a noun ("some maveriques") or an adjective ("some maverique people").

Difference from other genders

Maverique is similar to, but not the same as, other nonbinary identities such as aporagender, neutrois, or gendermaverick. Maverique is not a lack of a gender identity, so it isn't the same as agender or genderless. Unlike ethnic nonbinary gender identities such as Two-Spirit and third gender, maverique is not an identity exclusive to any ethnic group. Anyone of any ethnic background can take up the word maverique for themselves, if they feel that it describes them. It's never cultural appropriation.

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Maverique on Nonbinary.org

queerascat's original post

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