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gender-variant

[jen-der-vair-ee-uh nt] /ˈdʒɛn dərˈvɛər i ənt/
adjective
1.
noting or relating to a person whose gender identity or gender expression does not conform to socially defined male or female gender norms: Don't call him a sissy; he's just a teenager with gender-variant behavior.
Are metrosexuals part of the gender-variant community?
Also, gender-diverse [jen-der-di-vurs, -dahy-] /ˌdʒɛn dər dɪˈvɜrs, -daɪ-/ (Show IPA), gender-nonconforming [jen-der-non-kuh n-fawr-ming] /ˈdʒɛn dərˌnɒn kənˈfɔr mɪŋ/ (Show IPA).
Related forms
gender variance, noun
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