Definition of gender-bending in US English:

gender-bending

adjective

informal
  • See gender bender

    • ‘She also teaches gender-bending classes at sex shops and theater companies.’
    • ‘He's the gender-bending ex-truck stop hustler whose autobiographical novel made him a cult celebrity while he was still in his teens.’
    • ‘A posse of hip downtown lesbians explore cowboy mythology with gender-bending glee, using every multimedia trick in the book.’
    • ‘Since the early 1800s New Orleans welcomed those with same-sex attractions into a sea of fabulous architecture, boozy decadent affairs, outrageous parades, fabulous costumes, and gender-bending.’
    • ‘Finally, a small number of participants discussed their experiences with gender-bending - that is, pretending to be of the opposite sex - during an online sexual encounter.’