Neurogender describes when one's gender is in some way linked to one's neurodivergency, mental illness, or neurological conditions. It is an umbrella term for any gender related to being neurodivergent, but it can also be used as an identity on its own. Neurogender is not neurodivergency as a gender, but rather is a gender or expirence of gender that is so heavily influenced by one's neurodivergency that one's gender and neurodivergency cannot be unlinked.
Not everyone who is neurodivergent identifies as a neurogender, only those who feel their gender is influenced by their status as neurodivergent. Neurogenders are exclusive to those of a given neurotype, though oftentimes there are similar terms available to neurotypical people who have similar experiences and don't wish to appropriate.
Neurogenders are sometimes considered to be a type of xenogender.
Neurogender was coined by Tumblr user aflutteringlaney via [./https://the-mogai-community.fandom.com/wiki/MOGAI-archive MOGAI-archive] on or before July 30, 2014 and was originally described as "A gender feeling that is strongly linked to one’s status as neurodivergent note: obviously, only for use by neurodivergent people; can be used as an umbrella term for other neurodivergent-related genders"
The neurogender flag was posted on the Tumblr blog Pridearchive on August 13, 2014. The color meanings are as follows: Red, green, blue and purple represent the spectrum of different neurotypes and gender identities that neurodivergent individuals have. Black represents the A-Spectrum. The infinity symbol represents neurodiversity. Alternative neurogender flags were designed by Tumblr user kasatate1 on February 21, 2023.
The neurogender symbol was designed by system-lgbt on Tumblr on July 28, 2018. The symbol was based on the disability flag by capriuni. It is also the symbol for Pallas, the Roman god of war, victory, and power, whose asteroid is associated with intellectual power, critical thinking, cognitive skills and how one’s mind is mapped out, in astrology.
- ↑ http://archive.is/jmyGY#selection-169.0-169.16
- ↑ http://archive.is/jmyGY#selection-151.0-151.13
- ↑ http://archive.is/jmyGY#selection-159.12-163.128
- ↑ Neurogender Pride (archive)
- ↑ https://archive.is/f7YXJ
- ↑ https://system-lgbt.tumblr.com/post/176383465712/new-symbols-for-use
- ↑ https://www.flickr.com/photos/capriuni/5998709637