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11 Mar 2014, 6:09 pm

I learned that although the two terms overlap, they are not to be used interchangeably. Would somebody please explain the differences to me?


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13 Mar 2014, 9:05 pm

Genderqueer (GQ; alternatively non-binary) is a catch-all category for gender identities other than man and woman, thus outside of the gender binary and cisnormativity.

Sounds pretty interchangeable to me.



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15 Mar 2014, 10:56 am

Hello, SerenaX3. 'Binary' refers to a system involving two and only two 'entities'; the 'system' contains entities that - whether theoretically or in actual reality - cannot 'exist' without the other. Both are contingent upon and informed by the other. An example of a binary system would be the belief (held by some) that there are two and only two sexes: male and female (typically referred to by proponents of this view as 'man' and 'woman'). Thus, a 'non-binary' system would be such a mechanism being operated on the basis that there are more (and, in rare cases, less) than two and only two.

Genderqueer is an attempt at individualized description of a human. It's relevant to 'non-binary' in that there's lack of belief/support towards the two-and-only-two idea and towards that idea's application within a given system. It also includes resistance to CISNORMATIVITY (I know, I know... something else to look up, right? lol). This resistance ordinarily involves activism against 'compulsory' expectation or 'imposing' of heterosexuality (a dualistic system that, incidentally, dictates who one is to have 'relations' with). Genderqueer has been described as a 'third' sex, but is gaining impetus in the insistence that gender is a 'range' or 'spectrum' rather than a distinct (and discernible) category which can be 'categorized', 'verified', and 'counted' (with one of this 'camp's' questions being where would the numbers stop..5 sexes? 6? 10?).

Does this add clarification? Any other contributions?


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05 Apr 2014, 2:40 pm

Wow. Now I remember why I check this site only occasionally. Guess ya really do have to be a 'squeaky wheel' or outright rude to get some interaction. Good luck to those wishing for it to be otherwise...


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19 Mar 2015, 8:58 pm

serenaserenaserena wrote:
I learned that although the two terms overlap, they are not to be used interchangeably. Would somebody please explain the differences to me?

GQ is an umbrella term for anyone who does not identify as male or female. Nonbinary (I think) means that you feel "in between", but I don't know for sure.



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19 Mar 2015, 9:01 pm

Nonbinary just means literally outside of the male and female binary. Genderqueer describes those genders that are nonbinary. They are basically the same thing, but not quite. This is old.


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30 Apr 2016, 12:25 pm

princessarachne wrote:
serenaserenaserena wrote:
I learned that although the two terms overlap, they are not to be used interchangeably. Would somebody please explain the differences to me?

GQ is an umbrella term for anyone who does not identify as male or female. Nonbinary (I think) means that you feel "in between", but I don't know for sure.


In between is usually genderfluid, genderqueer is either both or neither. It could be "both" and "neither" depending on the person, but like autism every case is different.