Check out this extensive list of genders NYU accepts and decide if you're a Maverick Demiboi or a Novigender Two-Spirit
· · Feb 19, 2021 ·

Here's how NYU, one of the most well known universities in the nation, asks you for your gender:

Here's their complete list with definitions:

  • Agender - Someone who doesn't identify with the idea or experience of having a gender.
  • Aliagender - A nonbinary gender identity that doesn't fit into existing gender schemas or constructs.
  • Bigender - Someone who identifies with two distinct genders.
  • Boi - A term that typically describes someone who has a presentation, sexuality, or gender that's considered "boyish."
  • Butch - This term typically describes someone with a presentation, sexuality, or gender that's considered masculine.
  • Demiboi - Someone who partially identifies as a boy, man, or masculine.
  • Feminine of Center – People who identify their gender as feminine or femme.
  • Femme - Someone with a gender that is or leans towards feminine.
  • Gender Apathetic - Someone who doesn't strongly identify with any gender or with any gender labels.
  • Gender Nonconforming - People with a gender expression or presentation that's different from cultural or social stereotypes associated with the person's perceived or assigned gender or sex.
  • Gender Questioning - A person who's questioning one or multiple aspects of their gender.
  • Genderqueer - Someone with a gender that can't be categorized as exclusively male or female.
  • Graygender – A gender term that describes someone who experiences ambivalence about gender identity or expression, and doesn't fully identify with a binary gender that's exclusively male or female.
  • Intergender - A nonbinary gender identity that describes the experience of having a gender that falls somewhere in between female and male or is a mix of both male and female.
  • Man – The most toxic of all genders.
  • Masculine of Center – People who identify their gender as masculine or masc.
  • Maverick - Emphasizes the inner experience of gender; describes those who experience gender or have a core gender identity that's independent of existing categories and definitions of gender.
  • Multigender - Umbrella term is used to describe people who experience more than one gender identity
  • Neutrois - Umbrella term used to describe people who have a gender that isn't exclusively male or female.
  • Nonbinary - Umbrella term for gender identities that can't be exclusively categorized as male or female.
  • Novigender - People who experience having a gender that can't be described using existing language due to its complex and unique nature.
  • Trigender - Having three gender identities, simultaneously or over time.
  • Third Gender - Non-binary umbrella term from non-Western and native cultures.
  • Transgender - Plain old identifying as a gender other than your biological one.
  • Transfeminine - The experience of having a feminine gender identity that's different from the gender or sex that was assigned at birth.
  • Transmasculine - Same as above but flipped.
  • Two-Spirit - Traditional indigenous non-binary gender term.
  • Pangender - A vast and diverse multiplicity of genders in the same individual that can extend infinitely.
  • Polygender - People with multiple gender identities, either simultaneously or varying between them.
  • Woman – Apparently the last and most boring of all genders.

For some additional food for thought, I will also note that my browser's spellcheck recognized most of these as valid English terms.

If this seems more confusing than trying to decide whether to be a Wood Elf Fey Wanderer Ranger or a Dragonborn Vengeance Paladin, don't worry: this list isn't even near as comprehensive as the full list of gender terms.

Sadly, NYU doesn't even give individuals a choice between the infinite number of other genders that apparently exist!

For example, it excludes "Xenogenders" or "gender identity that cannot be contained by human understandings of gender" and is described by terms relating to animals, plants, and objects.


"[They] exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things..."


I'm actually really sad that my favorite, "Veloxigender," wasn't on the list – a constantly shifting gender that moves so fast that it's impossible for anyone, even the person themselves, to perceive what gender one is in any given moment.

Here were a few reactions to said list, which is sure to be coming to a college and K-12 school near you!


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