One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting or relating to a person whose behaviour or appearance does not conform to prevailing cultural and social expectations about what is appropriate to their gender.‘an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming people’
- ‘Yet if it becomes clear that a child is gender-nonconforming, he notes, acceptance by parents may not come easily.’
- ‘So they are not only discriminated against by the world at large, but often their families reject them for their gender-nonconforming nature.’
- ‘By attending to possible consequences of sibling rivalry, parents can help prevent problems from developing in the gender-nonconforming child.’
- ‘The coalition has learned of the murders of eight people this year who identified as transgender or were gender-nonconforming.’
- ‘All of us, gay and straight, exhibit gender-nonconforming behavior at some times and to varying degrees.’
- ‘In the same study, 61 percent said they faced harassment and even expulsion because they were transgender or gender-nonconforming at school.’
- ‘The change will provide a practical improvement in the everyday lives of trans, intersex, or gender-nonconforming Australians.’
- ‘Transgender Studies Quarterly bills itself as the first nonmedical journal focusing on contemporary issues facing the trans and gender-nonconforming communities.’
- ‘No one wanted to be recognized as being any way visibly womanly, of being gender-nonconforming.’
- ‘The Massachusetts Safe Schools Program seeks to dispel myths about the behavior of gender-nonconforming youth.’
- ‘Among the protesters were two popular local DJs who regularly perform in drag or gender-nonconforming attire who said they had both been denied entry to the bar.’
- ‘Biologically female, the 29-year-old lives as a gender-nonconforming individual.’
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