Androgyne is a gender where a person experiences a blending of genders, or feels that their identity is in between two genders. These genders are typically masculine and feminine or man and woman.
From Greek 'andras-' meaning 'man' and 'gune' meaning 'woman'.
- A gender identity where a person experiences a blending of genders, or feels that their identity is in between genders. Usually, but not always, people who identify as androgyne feel that their identity is a blending of male and female, or somewhere between those two genders. Androgyne people may or may not choose to present androgynously. - Ezgender Google Docs, 2020
Androgyne originally was used as a word to describe intersex people, which has brought some people to conclude the word should be for intersex use only.
The most common androgyne pride flag was created by Tumblr user saveferris in 2014 through the blog pridearchive. The pink represents femininity, blue represents masculinity, and purple represents the mixing of the two.The second most common androgyne flag was created by an unknown Tumblr user (possibly houisa or pride-flags-for-us) around 2015. The red symbolises woman, the blue symbolises man, the purple is a mix of them both, the yellow symbolizes being nonbinary, and the grey symbolizes neutrality.
A flag with seven stripes. From top to bottom they are: black, light blue, white, purple, white, pink, black. Tumblr user pride-flags-for-us. Black and White: Represent how androgyne, while non-binary, is somewhat a more binary identity than others. It weaves between male and female comfortably, and doesn’t tend to stray beyond the binary, unlike other identities (Agender, for example), not that this is a bad thing. It works in suitable harmony. Blue: Represents masculinity, be it identity-wise and aesthetically. It represents the masculine traits that androgyne people possess, as well as those who are on the more masculine side of the identity. Pink: Represents femininity, again, identity-wise and aesthetically. It represents the feminine traits that androgyne people possess, as well as those who are on the more feminine side of the identity. Purple: Represents a comfortable blending of masculinity and femininity to make the unique identity that androgyne people are. With equal amounts of pink and blue, purple is for those who are completely androgynous in their appearance and/or identity. Purple represents androgyne being a non-binary identity.
The most common androgyne symbol is a combination of the mars (man) and venus (woman) symbols. It's creator is unknown but it's thought to have originated in the 1990s. The symbol is usually vertical (⚨), but can also be written diagonally (⚦) or horizontally (⚩).
An alternate symbol is the Necker's Cube, an ambigious shape that Raphael Carter proposed using as a symbol for androgynes in 1996 because it is "either concave or convex depending on how you look at it".
According to the Nonbinary Wikia, 9.3% of people described themselves as androgyne in their last Gender Census.