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Xenogenders

1. Contrary to popular belief, Baaphomett did not coin the idea of xenogenders, rather the term (originally as a standalone identity.) Using hir neurotypicality as an argument against xenogenders is not applicable as xe did not create the concept.
2. Xenogenders are not transphobic as they are a transgender identity. I would elaborate further but it is not my job to educate you on why a harmless identity is, in fact, harmless.


The original roots of most neogenders/xenogenders is hazy, as prior to Baaphomett's coining of the term there was not a large community nor was there widespread acceptance. However, one of the first instances of xenogenders (possibly more accurately seen as a neogender, or possibly a non-binary identity) was Pomogender, found on the AVEN forums in September 2013 (see here.) Nearly 4 years later, this term was seen again on Tumblr, this time given a more concrete definition as well as a flag. Another term coined on the AVEN forums is Gendercloud, which was coined in 2015.

In 2014, Tumblr user Baaphomett Xenogender as a standalone gender. As the Nonbinary Wiki states, "Xenogender (coined in 2014 by Tumblr user Baaphomett in a submission to the MOGAI-Archive blog, from xeno alien + 'gender') is a nonbinary gender identity 'that cannot be contained by human understandings of gender; more concerned with crafting other methods of gender categorization and hierarchy such as those relating to animals, plants, or other creatures/things.'" Hir definition of Xenogender would then develop in later time to become an umbrella term for genders relating to creatures, interests, medias, and other things, although some also categorize any uncommon nonbinary identity under the "xenogender" term.

Xenogenders were often looked over or ignored outside of Tumblr at this point in time (although, as we know with Pomogender and Gendercloud were indeed spreading through other LGBTQ+ forums) until they started gaining traction in June 2020 on Twitter with the coining of Catgender by user bunsolvd and Muttgender (later Canisgender) by user kagaminecore. It is important to note, however, that xenogenders were on Twitter at this point, just not at the scale they have reached currently. These terms are generally seen as the "kickstart" to the Twitter xenogender community, and are some of the first to be coined originally on Twitter.

Nowadays, xenogenders are coined regularly on both Twitter and Tumblr, and are seen as the hub for xenic identities.



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