New York City Released List of 31 Legally-Recognized Genders

May 25, 2016


As part of its non-discrimination policy, the city’s Commission on Human Rights released a list of different genders that businesses must accommodate or risk a six-figure fine, The Daily Caller is reporting.


Some of these genders, in addition to “man” and “woman” include “gender bender,” Hijra, Drag Queen, Two Spirit (an American Indian term), “gender gifted” and “pangender.”


Using the wrong pronoun when referring to an employee can result in a six-figure fine. But the city’s Human Rights Press secretary said the fines would not be levied if the wrong pronoun is used “accidentally,” only if they’re repeatedly used with malice.


Here’s how part of the rule reads: “Intentional or repeated refusal to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title. For example, repeatedly calling a transgender woman “him” or “Mr.” after she has made clear which pronouns and title she uses.”


Here is the complete list of the 31 genders that New York City officially recognizes. You’ll notice in their official document, they leave plenty of room for adding many more genders.

  1. Bi-Gendered

  2. Cross-Dresser

  3. Drag-King

  4. Drag-Queen

  5. Femme Queen

  6. Female-to-Male

  7. FTM

  8. Gender Bender

  9. Genderqueer

  10. Male-To-Female

  11. MTF

  12. Non-Op

  13. Hijra

  14. Pangender

  15. Transexual/Transsexual

  16. Trans Person

  17. Woman

  18. Man

  19. Butch

  20. Two-Spirit

  21. Trans

  22. Agender

  23. Third Sex

  24. Gender Fluid

  25. Non-Binary Transgender

  26. Androgyne

  27. Gender-Gifted

  28. Gender Bender

  29. Femme

  30. Person of Transgender Experience

  31. Androgynous


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