is a national organisation committed to the health and well-being of gender diverse children and teens.
We want any young person who may fall under the agender umbrella to know that there’s a place for you at akt.
Agender is an identity under the non-binary and trans+ umbrella. Some agender people feel that they have no gender identity, while others feel that agender is itself a gender identity. This can be similar to or overlap with the experience of being gender neutral, or having a neutral gender identity.
The agender umbrella covers many different identities, including, but not limited to:
- Agenderfluid – those who identify as both agender and genderfluid.
- Agenderflux – those who identify as agender, but have fluctuations between feeling feminine or masculine.
- Genderblank – those who identify theirgender as being so indescribable that the only thought when trying to describe it is a blank space”.
- Genderfree -those who describe their gender as ambiguous, but definitely queer.
- Polyagender – those who relate to multiple aspects of agender-spectrum; for example they could be a combination of agender, gender-blank, and agenderflux.
the agender community throughout history:
- According to them, the first documented use of the term ‘agender’ was on an internet forum called UseNet in the year 2000.
- “Agender”, “Genderless” and “Non-gendered” were identities acknowledged in a list of valid non-binary identities in the 2013 text ‘Sexuality and Gender for Mental Health Professionals: A Practical Guide.‘
- The agender flag was created in 2014. In reference to the colours chosen, the creator, Salom X said “The black and white stripes represent an absence of gender, the grey represents semi-genderlessness, and the central green stripe represents non-binary genders.”
- In 2014, ‘agender’ was one of the 56 gender identities made available on Facebook.
- In 2015, Dictionary.com added a definition for ‘agender’ , defining it as being ‘a person who does not have a specific gender identity or recognisable gender expression.’
- On the 10th of March 2017, a resident of Portland in the USA went to court to request for their identity to be legally recognised ‘agender.’ The request was approved.
- In 2018, a survey of ‘Attitudes to Gender‘ was run by ‘Future of Legal Gender.‘ The survey asked people in the UK if they agree or disagree with the statement, “More people will identify as agender in the future.”
– 32.4% selected “agree”.
– 13.7% selected “strongly agree”.
– 20.6% selected “neither agree nor disagree”.
– 19.7% selected “I don’t know”.
– 6.6% selected “disagree”
– 7% selected “strongly disagree”.