Pangender

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Pangender is a non-binary gender defined as being more than one gender. A pangender person may consider themselves a member of all genders.[1] The prefix pan is Greek and means "all."[1] Pangender is a kind of third gender, much like bigender, trigender, or genderqueer.[2] Pangender individuals may identify with gender inclusive or gender neutral pronouns instead of gendered ones (such as she/he or her/him).

Contemporary problems

A current issue for individuals of non-binary genders is which bathroom to use in public; either the one matching society’s expectations (appearing/dressing masculine must use the male restroom; appearing/dressing feminine must use the female restroom) or the one matching their internal feelings.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Dictionary. “Pangender.” 2016. 16 Nov 2016. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/pangender
  2. ^ Richards, C. “Third Genders.” The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. 1–4. 216. 21 April 2016. 16 Nov 2016. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss154/abstract
  3. ^ Herriott, Todd K. and Halcro, Casey M., "Safe Zone: 101 Training Manual" (2014). Office of Diversity and Equity. Paper 1. 16 Nov 16. http://scholar.dominican.edu/diversity/1

External links

  • Transgender Youth Pamphlet
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