A person who is genderflux experiences significant changes in the intensity of their gender identity over time.
In contrast to “gender fluid”, in which a person’s gender identity varies on the scale of binary genders over time, a “genderflux” person can experience changes on a spectrum that varies between agender and binary.
For example, one day they can feel completely agender, with no connection to a gender whatsoever, then three days later they can feel strongly female. Another day, they may feel “demigender”, and so forth.
The intensity of their association with a particular gender can vary from 0% to 100%, 0 meaning completely agender, and 100 meaning absolute identification.
Origin of the term
Made up of “gender” and suffix “-flux”, meaning “flowing” or “flow”.
Mentions of the term can be seen all the way back in 1994, in the Queer Pagans newsletter for genderqueer people.
It didn’t take off fully until 2014, when Tumblr user deergoths explained the term as variations in intensity, rather than being between genders.
Spread of the term
One of the first famous people to be defined as “genderflux” was Marilyn Manson, already back in 2002.
After the Tumblr-take off in 2014, an article in Teen Vogue in 2016 helped spread the knowledge about this gender identity even further.
“Genderflux” is an umbrella term for more specific flux identities, such as “boyflux” and “girlflux”, “agenderflux”, “neutroisflux”, and many more.
It is mainly used within LGBTW cirlces.