I've seen people confused by the concept of people being "non-cis, but non-trans too". So here are some people who don't have access to cis privilege in Western societies, and who therefore aren't cis:
Trans(gender): trans people were assigned a certain gender at birth, but don't identify with it, partially or completely.
A man who was AFAB (assigned female at birth) can identify as trans. A manflux/genderflux person whose gender fluctuates between man and agender who was AMAB (assigned male at birth) can also identify as trans.
Nonbinary (or NB): nonbinary people don't identify as (always 100%) men or (always 100%) women.
Nonbinary people may be genderless
, have genders such as androgyne
, have multiple genders, have their gender identities fluctuate between genders, have a weak sense of gender and so on. Everyone who fits the description can identify as NB.Ipso(gender)
: an intersex person who is the same gender they were assigned at birth ("cis intersex").
Ipso people don't have full access to cis privilege because even though the definition of cis is based on gender, society often ties gender to sex.
Therefore, someone with XXX chromossomes usually isn't included in cissexist definitions of "female", and people who are hormonally intersex may be treated as if they were trans men/women in day-to-day interactions even if they fully identify with their birth assignment, for instance. (There are heavier situations than those, I'm just citing some basic examples.)Ulter(gender)
: an intersex person whose gender is (partially or completely) different than the one they were assigned at birth ("trans intersex"). It's mainly for people who feel out of place identifying as trans for being intersex.Utrinque(gender)
: someone who is their assigned gender at birth, but who has experiences similar to those of trans people for one of the following reasons:
• being a cis person in a plural body when the other headmate(s) is(are) trans and decided to go through transition, and therefore having to live with a body/a name/a gender assumption they feel don't match their actual gender anymore;
• being an ipsogender person whose puberty make their body change in a way cissexist norms classify the person as "trans-looking".Certain (usually non-Western) cultures have genders or gender-like identities other than equivalents to men and women.
You may have heard of them under the colonialist and obsolete term "third gender".
People with these identities may not want to identify as transgender or nonbinary (or other terms above), since these are Western concepts. However, they don't have access to cis privilege, since their identities aren't recognized under cissexism.
Besides all of that, there are also people who just don't want to identify as any of the above. For instance:
• There are agender/agender-spectrum people who feel like words such as transgender and nonbinary are too gendered for them;
• There are people who are men and/or women who don't fit the gender binary, but who feel like nonbinary erases their binary-leaning identities and trans erases the fact that they are partially their assigned gender;
• There are some people who don't want to identify as trans after going through every aspect of transition they could;
• Some neurogender (gender affected by neurodivergence) people, intergender (gender affected by intersexuality) people and other people with genders affected by a marginalized identity may not want to identify themselves as the labels above;
• Some people identify themselves as anonbinary, which means "neither binary nor nonbinary". People give contradictory definitions to what this means all the time, so I won't go into that.
Regardless, there are plenty of reasons people identify as not cis and not trans. Please remember these when talking about such an ample group. ⭐ #nonCis #nonbinary #transgender #ipsogender #ultergender #utrinquegender #anonbinary