Xenogender

Xenogender
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Coined in 2014 by Baaphomett on Tumblr.1

Xenogender is a both a standalone gender term and a family of MOGAI genders which encompasses all genders 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.”

Most MOGAI genders fall under this incredibly broad (and infuriating) umbrella. In practice, however, the genders most often associated with the term have a space aesthetic (more cutesy/mythological than scientific) or an alien aesthetic. This being the case, all genders listed in the following section are a mess of saccharine space cuteness, poorly-understood Classical mythology, and pastel-colored-alien nonsense.


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History of the term

Xenogender was coined was coined on June 24, 2014 by a since-deactivated tumblr user with the handle "Baaphomett," an individual also responsible for coining a number of other MOGAI terms. It was submitted to and posted on Mogai-Archive, the first real archive of MOGAI terms, making it one of the original generation of MOGAI terms.2

MOGAI-Watch Poem

Xenogender
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Though I am a person,
my gender can’t be contained
by the gender binary
or within the human brain
(even though all the concepts
included in that list
are things that humans understand
and that they know exist.)

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Terms Falling Under the Xenogender Heading

A

Abnormifluctuant

Abnormifluctuant is defined as "a gender that has abnormal fluctuations, constantly changing. Anyone who identifies as abnormifluctuant must identify as 4 or more xenogenders.
An abnormifluctuant individual may experience gender fluctuations every 30 minutes."4

Adflatusgender

Adflatusgender is defined as "a gender that feels blasted away from the identity, almost like it got sent to the stars, never to return."5

Aliengender

Aliengender is defined as "A gender that is an interpretation of a gender or genders, from a nonhuman perspective. May or may not like to fit into a gender and adopt a gender, but in a sort of ‘alien trying out foreign species’s gender’ way. Can be combined with relevant genders."6
It was recoined in July 2019 as "a gender that is aligned with outer space and the galaxy, but not actually associating as those, but more specifically, as an inhabitant. this is a gender that is complex and mysterious, but is also floaty and free, much like the vast expanse of outer space."7

Aliensic

Aliensic is defined as "a xenic alignment to aliens."8

Altegender

Altegender is pronounced “alt-eh-gender.”
It is derived from shortening the phrase “alternate existence.” It is a xenogender that feels as though it’s in a parallel dimension, on a different plane, in a mirror universe, or just in an alternate existence.
It can work as a prefix with other words to form more specific genders, like altegirl, alteboy, altenby, altexirl, altexoy, and altefluid.9

Andromediane

Andromediane is defined as "a xenogender related to the Andromeda Galaxy."10

Apogender

Apogender is derived from the Greek prefix apo, meaing away from, separate, at the farthest point; a subset of agender in which you feel not only genderless but entirely removed from the concept of gender.11

Asteragender

Asteragender is defined as "a fluid gender that’s connected with the stars, but only to a specific constellation…Being asteragender feels spacey and detached, causing one to drift through life without much of a care. People who are asteragender feel a close connection to the night sky and are often passionate about the stars…you might be asteragender if:
-You enjoy stargazing and learning about space.
-You’re an easygoing person who doesn’t care much for earthly concerns.
-You feel a deep connections with a specific constellation. Looking at it fills an emptiness that otherwise lingers in your heart."12

Astergender

Astergender is defined as "a gender that feels bright and celestial."13

Astralgender

Astralgender is defined as "a gender that feels connected to space."14

B

B✰Y

B✰Y (or b*y) is defined as "like boy but more like non-binary boy…pronounced the same way as boy…feels like a masculine xenogender related to concepts like space and aliens. Like, being male, but it being a version of masculinity that is based more on alien concepts of masculinity than on current human concepts.
On devices that can’t make that star character, b*y is an alternative or you can always use a star emoji."

Benevoid

Benevoid is "a gender that reads as a contradiction. It is a gender that is definitely there, though it is only at the forefront of the mind if pushed there, but it consists of the void. It’s more than neutral - it’s nothing and it’s a purposeful gender of nothing."15

C

Caelgender

Caelgender is defined as "an aesthetically-centered gendered that is largely focused on space related things (such as stars, aliens, planets, galaxies, and black holes)"16

Celestae

Celestae is defined as "a xenogender that can be defined as “celestial”. It feels ethereal and angelic as well as extraterrestrial and as though it relates to outer space."17

Celestialgender

Celestialgender is defined as "a gender that is related to a planet, celestial body, or astronomical object in our solar system. Umbrella term for linnutgender, sonnegender, lunirgender, mercugender, venugender, terragender, marigender, juperigender, saturnigender, uranugender, neptunigender, and plutigender."18

Chaos-Masculine

Chaos-Masculine is defined as "a gender that feels chaotic, discordant, unexplanable [sic], or defies norms with little care.
The masculine component is acknowledging sex-based dysphoria and a bodily binary transition."19

Cometgender

Cometgender is defined as "a gender which relates to another gender in the way a comet orbits the sun of a solar system: zooming into the solar system, then out again, spending more time out in space than near the centre but always attached to the gravitational field of that sun.
example: cometboy is a gender which orbits “boy” like a comet; it is rarely actually in the “boy” solar system, but is constantly affected by it and pulled back towards it.
can be cometgirl, cometagender, cometmaverique, etc"20

Cosmicgender

Cosmicgender is defined as "a gender so vast and complex that you are only able to process a small bit of it at a time. like viewing the night sky through a telescope you cannot hope to see all of it at once however you may gain more knowledge about parts of it the longer you focus on one part. may contain any number of sub genders within it that may present themselves to you. it is infinite in its possibility. name from the vast reaches of space filled with things we cannot begin to imagine."21

Cryptogender

Cryptogender is defined as "a gender one cannot discern, describe or define in human words because one is puzzled by it. It feels like it is and it isn’t there without following any particular pattern, sometimes even at the same time."22

E

Earthanian

Earthanian is defined as "a LINgender related to the solar system, specifically Earth. it may also be related to outer space and stars."23

Estrialgener

Estrialgener is a re-naming of aliengender. It is defined as "not identifying with earth’s human gender binary due to being from another planet. Can also identify with a gender from another planet."24

Etheric

Etheric is defined as "a gender that feels ethereal and otherworldly, with xenic energy."25

Exoplafluid

Exoplafluid is defined as "fluid between celestial/space genders"26

Extraterrgender

Extraterrgender is defined as "feeling that you are, in fact, some sort of celestial body, planet, asteroid, meteor, constellation, or something undescribable [sic] that is in the universe or something yet to be found out in space."27

F

Faeboy

Faeboy is defined as "an ethereal, otherworldly identity that is both masculine and feminine, with emphasis on masculinity. Also, faedin and faegirl!"28

G

Galaxenic

Galaxenic is defined as "a xenogender related to a galaxy"29

Galaxiegender

Galaxiegender is "a nonbinary gender that is vast and mysterious like the galaxy. reserved for people who are both neurodivergent and spacekin/kin with anything related to space

You must ask the person who coined the gender, galaxyprincet, to identify as this gender before doing so."30

Despite the coiner revealing themselves to be a troll, this is still on many non-troll MOGAI term lists.

Gendercosm

Gendercosm is "a gender identity encompassing and surpassing the limits of the earth/society, but doesn’t incorporate existing genders from society; a gender identity so grand and huge it cannot be explained by words. the opposite of gendervoid."31

Genderkardinal

Genderkardinal (or xenohoarder) is defined as "a subset of genderhoarder but with only xenogenders."32

Genderspace

Genderspace is defined as "an umbrella term for genders that are influenced or related to different parts of space, such as genderstar, gendergalaxy, genderconstallation, gendermoon, genderplanet, etc. the ending could be replaced with specific bodies for even more specific terms, like gendermars or gendercallisto."33

Gendervoid

Gendervoid is "a gender consisting of the void (also/originally used to mean the same thing as genderless)."34

J

Juparian

Juparian is "a nonbinary gender that is linked to softer celestial masculine energy.
It is never hyper masculine and it’s not male-aligned nonbinary, but instead is simply linked. Someone who is juparian can feel different amounts of masculine energy at different times."35
It is part of the Celestial Gender System

M

Marigender

Marigender is defined as "any of the following:

  • A gender related to the planet Mars.
  • A gender influenced by the planet Mars.
  • A gender influenced by a kintype to the planet Mars.
  • A gender related to the Greek God Ares or the Roman God Mars.
  • A gender influenced by one’s devotion to any of the aforementioned gods.
  • A gender that can be otherwise explained or identified using the planet Mars.

Subsets of marigender include:

  • Mariboy
  • Marigirl
  • Marinonbinary
  • Mariagender
  • Mariandrogyne
  • Mari[gender]

etc."36

Marsanian

Marsanian is defined as "a MIN gender related to the solar system, specifically Mars. It can also be related to outer space."37

Mercugender

Mercugender is defined as "any of the following:

  • A gender related to the planet Mercury.
  • A gender influenced by the planet Mercury.
  • A gender influenced by a kintype to the planet Mercury.
  • A gender related to the Greek God Hermes or the Roman God Mercury.
  • A gender influenced by one’s devotion to any of the aforementioned gods.
  • A gender that can be otherwise explained or identified using the planet Mercury.

Subsets of mercugender include:

  • Mercuboy
  • Mercugirl
  • Mercunonbinary
  • Mercuagender
  • Mercuandrogyne
  • Mercu[gender]

etc."38

Mercurian

Mercurian is "a nonbinary gender that is connected to a softer celestial energy. This energy can feel “gendered”, but is neither masculine or feminine.
Someone who is Mercurian can also be “void” of gender itself."39
It is part of the Celestial Gender System

Mnioct

Mnioct is "a gender which encompasses the void but is filled with all. Mniofirin is the masculine form, Mniobainin is feminine, and Mniodrach is neutral. The stem comes from the Irish words for science and void, and the endings come from the irish words for masc/fem/neutral. It is pronounced ni-oct, as the "m" is silent40

N

Nebularian

Nebularian, also known as stellunarian, is a gender "simultaneously unaligned/rejecting binary alignment and female/woman-aligned, or sometimes one or the other or both."41 It is part of the Galactian Alignment System

Neptunigender

Neptunigender is defined as "any of the following:
A gender related to the planet Neptune.
A gender influenced by the planet Neptune.
A gender influenced by a kintype to the planet Neptune.
A gender related to the Greek God Poseidon or the Roman God Neptune.
A gender influenced by one’s devotion to any of the aforementioned gods.
A gender that can be otherwise explained or identified using the planet Neptune.
Subsets of neptunigender include:
Neptuniboy
Neptunigirl
Neptuninonbinary
Neptuniagender
Neptuniandrogyne
Neptuni[gender]
etc."42

Novarian

Novarian, also known as Solstellarian, is a gender "Either simultaneously unaligned/rejecting binary alignment and male/man-aligned, or sometimes one or the other or both."43 It is part of the Galactian Alignment System

P

Pancaeleste

Pancaeleste (or pancaelestic) is defined as "identifying as every space-related gender (within one’s experiences)"44

Pangalaxenic

Pangalaxenic is defined as "a xenogender related to every galaxy."45

Paridoxigender

Paridoxigender is defined as "a gender that has qualities that paradox itself. For example feeling agender but masculine or feminine, or feeling like a gender but not like that gender at the same time."46

Plutigender

Plutigender is defined as "Plutigender can be any of the following:

  • A gender related to the planet Pluto.
  • A gender influenced by the planet Pluto.
  • A gender influenced by a kintype to the planet Pluto.
  • A gender related to the Greek God Hades or the Roman God Pluto.
  • A gender influenced by one’s devotion to any of the aforementioned gods.
  • A gender that can be otherwise explained or identified using the planet Pluto.

Subsets of plutigender include:

  • Plutiboy
  • Plutigirl
  • Plutinonbinary
  • Plutiagender
  • Plutiandrogyne
  • Pluti[gender]

etc."47

Pulsarian

Pulsarian is defined as "a xenogender related to pulsars, water, earth, ice, snow, cold air, etc"48

Q

Quasarian

Quasarian is defined as "a xenogender related to quasars, quiet places, candles, lights, heat, etc."49

S

Saturneo

Saturneo (and saturnir/saturnera) is defined as "a neutral/masculine/feminine gender which has fluid androgynous feelings and/or qualities and is linked with saturn in some way [ religious / astrological / astronomical / etc. ]."50

Saturnian

Saturnian is a "gender that is linked to both softer celestial masculine and feminine energy. Like the others it is not masculine/feminine aligned, simply linked. And the amount of energy one feels can vary and change."51 It is part of the Celestial Gender System

Siengender

Siengender is defined as "a masculine gender revolving around space, kindness and loyalty"52

Singularian

Singularian is "rejecting any and all ties to binary genders without exception. Not really one of the galactian alignments and cannot be combined with any of the galactian alignments."53 It is part of the Galactian Alignment System.

Soligender

Soligender is defined as "a gender relating to heat, warmth, summer, brightness, etc."54

Sonnegender

Sonnegender is defined as "any of the following:

  • A gender related to the sun.
  • A gender influenced by the sun / by the placement of the sun in the sky.
  • May be stronger during the day and on sunny days.
  • A gender influenced by a kintype to the sun.
  • A gender related to the Greek or Roman God Apollo, or the Greek God Helios, or the Roman God Sol, or any other sun deity.
  • A gender influenced by one’s devotion to any of the aforementioned gods.
  • A gender that can be otherwise explained or identified using the sun.

Subsets of sunnegender [sic] include:

  • Sonneboy
  • Sonnegirl
  • Sonnenonbinary
  • Sonneagender
  • Sonneandrogyne
  • Sonne[gender]

etc.
The name comes from the German word for sun, “Sonne”55

Space Alien

Space Alien is:
1) A gender that's so out there and different that all other genders feel a bit foreign to the person OR their own gender feels foreign to them somehow.
2) A gender that you didn't feel before but it just kinda appeared and took over.56

Spatiatype

Spatiatype (or spatia) is defined as "from Latin spatium, a gender which is not the absense of gender, but rather a presence of it defined by not having any characteristics of presence, like the idea or "object" of space, space is a thing, but it is a thing specifically because nothing else is there, a type of material nothingness, not a void, not empty, but nothing, an object which is not an object, a gender which is not a gender"57

Starfluid

Starfluid is "a form of genderfluid linked to either the energy or the aesthetics of space/stars. Someone who identifies as starfluid can be fluid towards any gender as the only consistentcy is the tie to stellar energy/aesthetics."58 It is part of the Celestial Gender System

Stargender

Stargender is one of the most well-known MOGAI genders outside of Tumblr, and one of the oldest. It has three definitions:

  • "The first is simply having the gender of a star.
  • The second is “an other-worldly/non-human gender” which is likened too being beyond comprehension.
  • The third is “no matter how many genders are discovered/coined, none would match for the person.”59

T

Terragender

Terragender is defined as "any of the following:

  • A gender related to the planet Earth.
  • A gender influenced by the planet Earth.
  • A gender influenced by a kintype to the planet Earth.
  • A gender related to the Greek Goddess Gaea, or the Roman Goddess Terra, or any other Earth deity.
  • Could also be related to the Greek Goddesses Demeter and/or Persephone, or nymphs, or the Roman Gods Ceres, Faunus, Flora, or Ops.
  • A gender influenced by one’s devotion to any of the aforementioned deities.
  • A gender that can be otherwise explained or identified using the planet Earth.

Subsets of terragender include:

  • Terraboy
  • Terragirl
  • Terranonbinary
  • Terra-agender
  • Terra-androgyne
  • Terra[gender]

etc."60

U

Uranugender

Uranugender is defined as "any of the following:

  • A gender related to the planet Uranus.
  • A gender influenced by the planet Uranus.
  • A gender influenced by a kintype to the planet Uranus.
  • A gender related to the Greek God Ouranos or the Roman God Uranus.
  • A gender influenced by one’s devotion to any of the aforementioned gods.
  • A gender that can be otherwise explained or identified using the planet Uranus.

Subsets of uranugender include:

  • Uranuboy
  • Uranugirl
  • Uranunonbinary
  • Uranuagender
  • Uranuandrogyne
  • Uranu[gender]

etc."61

V

Venugender

Venugender is defined as "any of the following:

  • A gender related to the planet Venus.
  • A gender influenced by the planet Venus.
  • A gender influenced by a kintype to the planet Venus.
  • A gender related to the Greek Goddess Aphrodite or the Roman Goddess Venus.
  • A gender influenced by one’s devotion to any of the aforementioned goddesses.
  • A gender that can be otherwise explained or identified using the planet Venus.

Subsets of venugender include:

  • Venuboy
  • Venugirl
  • Venunonbinary
  • Venuagender
  • Venuandrogyne
  • Venu[gender]

etc."62

Venusarian

Venusarian is "a nonbinary gender that is linked to the void and fluctuates with softer celestial femenine energy."63 It is part of the Celestial Gender System

Venusanian

Venusanian is defined as "a FINgender related to the solar system, specifically Venus. it can also be related to Outer Space"64

Voidgender

Voidgender is defined as "Different to Gendervoid…for those whose gender comes from or is associated with the void!"65

X

Xenobinary

Xenobinary is "identifying as a version of male or female that is found in a different species."66

Xenogenital

Xenogenital is "an identity in which you feel less dysphoric by conceptualizing your genitalia as alien (eg as tentacles). May or may not be further related to other parts of your identity."67

Xenokingender

Xenokingender is an "umbrella term for anyone who’s gender has to do with or is influenced by their kintype, in this case xenokin."68

Xeno-Nonbinary

Xeno-Nonbinary is "having a gender that exists between or outside of a xenobinary gender system; identifying as a version of nonbinary that is found in another species."69


Sub-Categories Falling under the Xenogender Heading

Aesthetigenders

Aesthetigender is a subgroup of xenogender made up of all “genders” which are aesthetic in nature. While most MOGAI genders could (rightly) be said to fall under this category, this section (and the subsections following) are made up of MOGAI genders and categories which are the most blatant offenders.

Colorgenders

Colorgender is a subgroup of Aesthetigender which gives genders the properties of a color, either specifically or generally. It’s like they took the concept of having a favorite color and super-sized it, only twisted. And sad.

Gastrogenders

Gastrogender is a subgroup of aesthetigender which encompasses the properties of a flavor or type of food. You know, because that makes sense.

Personagenders/Esmogenders

Though personalitygenders and esmogenders are not quite the same thing, they’re so closely-related that it made sense to group them together. Personagender is a subtype of aesthetigender wherein the gender takes on the emotional traits of a sentient being. Esmogender is a subtype of aesthetigender in which the gender causes the person identifying as said gender to feel specific emotions. Alternately, it is a gender which is felt under specific emotional circumstances. They are both pretty poor bases for a gender, and often seem to reflect the personality (or desired personality) of the person using the term. This is, somehow, a controversial thing to point out.

Relationship-Based Genders

Relationship-based genders are a subset of Personagender/Esmogender. These genders rely on one’s relationships with others to determine how, when, or if they manifest.
Textbook cases of lacking self-identity? You betcha.

Audiogenders

Audiogender is a subtype of aesthetigender defined by its connection to sounds or music. This is also patron gender category of that fourteen-year-old kid who likes to go on YouTube videos of early-70s psychedelic proto-prog-rock bands and complain that he was born in “the wrong generation” and that “there hasn’t been good new music since ’81, tops.”

Fictigenders

Fictigender is a subtype of Aesthetigender which is, unfortunately, exactly what it sounds like. Fictional characters (and trampled copyright law) abound. On the other hand, if you’ve ever wanted to turn your life into a bad fan-fiction of your favorite franchise, here’s your starting point.

Aedra/Daedragenders

Aedra/Daedragender is a subtype of Fictigender which is composed of genders derived aesthetically from the Aedra and Daedra of the Elder Scrolls universe. These beings are divine and/or demonic, and, regardless of their spheres of influence, have far better things to do with their godly powers than being patrons of MOGAI genders. There are nerds, and then there are nerds.
And then there’s this.

Exemgenders

Exemgender is a subgroup of Fictigender in which genders are based upon different types of Pokemon (poison, flying, fighting, etc). These are made even more ridiculous because the coiner of all 19 terms (thought here are only 18 types of Pokemon) decided to use Google to translate each type into Latin to make the genders sound more “official.”
Skye, we get it. You like the poke-bugs. Stop telling your mother she’s an oppressive tool of the cisheteropatriarchy because she won’t let you play your gameboy at the table and eat your carrots.

Naturogenders

Naturogender is subtype of Aesthetigender containing genders which are tied to nature in some way. Which is funny, because nature is a stone-cold bitch, and none of this MOGAI nonsense came from there.

Faunagenders

Faunagender is a subtype of Naturogender which encompasses all genders that are tied to (or influenced) by animals, brought to you by the coalition of (Former) Girls Who Liked Horses Too Much In Middle School and (Former) Girls Who Liked Cats Too Much In Middle School.

Floragender

Floragender is a subtype of Naturogender which encompasses all genders that are tied to (or influenced) by plants, in both a stoner and a non-stoner way.

Aerogenders

Aerogender is a subtype of Naturogender. This subtype encompasses all genders that change based upon surroundings, environment, or weather, because of course that’s a fucking thing MOGAI thinks human beings have happen to them.

Religiogenders

Religiogender is a subtype of Aesthetigender. This subtype encompasses all genders that have ties to religion (Judeo-Christian or otherwise). You can say a lot of things about MOGAI, but they sure do know how to skim the works of a lot of major religions! I think we have representatives from all of them (minus Islam).

Kingenders

Kingender is a subtype of Religiogender. Kingender encompasses all genders that are influenced by otherkinism. Because that one kid with a tail who got a demerit for growling at a teacher needed another thing going against him.

Mythologenders

Mythologender is a subtype of Religiogender. Mythologender encompasses all genders that are influenced by mythology. These multi-purpouse, bespoke genders are perfect for Renaissance festivals, nature retreats, or tripping balls on peyote in your friend Bo’s basement.

Zodiacgenders

Zodiacgender is a subtype of Mythologender. Zodiacgender encompasses all genders that are influenced by astrology. Unsurprisingly, these pseudoscience-y labels are all the rage among a pseudoscientific movement.

Sciencegenders

Sciencegender is a subtype of Aesthetigender. Sciencegender encompasses all genders that are aesthetically linked to scientific concepts. The irony is just…indescribable.

Mathgenders

Mathgender is a subtype of Sciencegender. Mathgender encompasses all genders that are aesthetically linked to mathematical or numerical concepts. Math was always a nightmare for me, and I can’t decide if having someone like this in my class would have made it more or less so. It would certainly have been more memorable.

Technogenders

Technogender is a subtype of Sciencegender. Technogender encompasses all genders that are aesthetically linked to technology.
Or, as those of us with genders linked to sports call them, nerds.


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