Genderfluid vs Non-Binary | LGBTQ+ Gender Identity


What's the difference between genderfluid and non-binary

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Here's my answer:

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Genderfluid and nonbinary are both gender identities outside of the typical two options of man and woman, but they definitely have their distinctions and nuances.

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For example, while genderfluid people have a gender that shifts and changes, nonbinary people might have a stagnant gender.

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(Though people who identify with the label non-binary might have a shifting gender, without connecting to the word genderfluid, and that's completely valid as well!)

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You can also think of non-binary as being an umbrella term for any gender that is outside if the man/woman binary (in addition to being a concrete identity in and of itself).

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As such, the term non-binary holds other identities within it, including genderfluid!

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So as you can see, the two labels definitely overlap, and they might be interchangeable for some people --

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(For example, I personally refer to my own gender using both the genderfluid and non-binary labels) --

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But they are also two unique, distinctly wonderful identities 🥰🌈

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💬 Does this explanation make sense? Do you have any other LGBTQ+ identities you'd like me to compare? 💬


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