NOTE: Gen Ren can alternatively mean “Gender Renegade” or “Gender Renaissance.”
Comparent: A GN/GI term that may be used for a nonbinary sibling of one’s parents.
It can also be used generically to refer to any or all siblings of a person’s parents regardless of sex or gender identity.
Example: All ten of my comparents are coming to our family reunion next month.
The word “comparent” combines the Latin prefix com-, meaning “with” or “in association,” and “parent.” (Also see Parsi below.)
Ge, Ges, Gem, Gemself: Gender Neutral/Inclusive third person singular pronoun set. Related to the French noun gens and Spanish gente, meaning “people,” the etymology of these pronouns can be traced back to Proto-Indo-European gene-, which also provides the root of many English words, including genealogy, genetics, genus, genotype, engender, general, and genocide. (See link below.)
Gen Ren: Short for “Gender Renegade” or “Gender Renaissance.” A person whose gexual identity is something other than cisgender femele or male. (See Gex and Ren below.)
Gex: The merger of Gender and Sex into a unified whole, expressed as
“Gender + Sex = Gex”
A person’s Gex is written as two upper-case letters:
- The first letter denotes a person’s self-identified gender: A (agender),
Q (queer), or
- The second letter denotes a person’s genital structure at birth:
X (from XX),
Y (from XY),
I (Intersex) is also possible if the Intersex person so chooses.
Some commonly held Gexes are:
FX (cisgender wenn)
MY (cisgender man)
FY (transgender wenn)
MX (transgender man)
BX or BY (bigender wenn, man, or ren)
GX or GY (genderfluid wenn, man, or ren)
NX or NY (neutrois ren)
SX or SY (synthois ren)
QX or QY (queer wenn, man, or ren)
(See definition of Ren below.)
Gexual Category: One of three large categories that a person identifies with according to their gex. The three gexual categories are Wenn, Man, and Ren.
Mx.: An abbreviation of “Mix,” used as a GN/GI honorific by many nonbinary people.
Neutrois: Term for a neuter gender identity.
Nibling(s): A GN/GI umbrella term for the child of one’s sibling. A nibling can be a niece, a nephew, or a child whose gender identity is between or beyond the binary.
Nx.: An abbreviation of “Nix.” Nx. is an honorific that may be used instead of Ms., Mr., or Mx. by those who identify as neuter gender or who “nix” the idea of gender entirely.
Parsi: / ˈpɛər see / plural parsis / ˈpɛər seez / A GN/GI title for a comparent who does not identify as either a wenn or a man.
Example: I’m so happy that Aunt Marion, Uncle Bob, and Parsi Glen are coming to our family reunion next month!
The title “parsi” combines the “p-a-r” of parent and the “s-i” of “sibling” to form a word that expresses the meaning “parent’s sibling.” Having the unique title “Parsi” also signals that a parent’s gender-variant sibling is on a “par” with a cisgender aunt and uncle.
As with “aunt” and “uncle,” the title “parsi” can be given to an actual sibling, sibling-in-law, or good friend of one’s parent.
(Also see Comparent above.)
Ren: A noun that may be used for someone who experiences their gender as being different from, beyond, or between that of wenn and man. A ren may identify as genderfluid, gender-gifted, neutrois, synthois, non-binary, queer, or simply as a ren.
Ren can also be used as the convenient second element in compound words relating to a gender-variant person, as in chairren or congressren,
There are three etymologies for “ren.” The first is “renegade” as in “gender renegade.” The second is “renaissance.” The third is Mandarin Chinese rén, the gender neutral word for “person.” (See link below.)
Spouse: The term used most often in Trailblazer English for any married person.
Spouseren: A married ren. Used when necessary to indicate that a spouse is a ren.
Synthois: Term for an über gender identity that synthesizes two or more other genders into a unified whole.
They, Their, Theirs, Them, Themself, Themselves: Trailblazer English endorses the “Singular They” as a GN/GI third-person pronoun set for use when a speaker is referring to anyone generally or when a particular person is talking about themself.
For more on the growing acceptance of “Singular They” use for specific individuals and the reclaiming — Yes, the reclaiming! — of its use in the generic sense, see the links to two English language authorities below:
- The Oxford English Dictionary – A brief history of singular they – https://public.oed.com/blog/a-brief-history-of-singular-they/ (See first paragraph.)
- MLA Style Center – https://style.mla.org/using-singular-they/?gclid=CjwKCAiA-8SdBhBGEiwAWdgtcJvmqK4w5kDEv3DpMWTSoFBnnYCu-9qIoCq_BUqNlaRuot3kWkRBOhoCRaQQAvD_BwE
Yong: (Yōng) – Meaning “harmony” in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, Yong can be used by Gender-variant people to name the space they occupy between or beyond that of Feminine Yin and Masculine Yang.