Masquegender is a descriptor for any gender that feels disguised as another. For example, a masquegender person knows they are non-binary, however when asked what gender they are, they will say that they are female. The reason that someone disguises their gender could be for many reasons, including fear of personal safety, fear of judgement, self doubt, or many other things. Someone who is masquegender may combine the word ‘masque’ with the gender they are disguising as another, for example, masqueboy. It is different than illusogender, because illusogender is not always about disguising the gender they are, and masquegender individuals do not always feel a feeling of ‘fakeness’ about the gender they are.


Coined by BoatsAndBirds


ID: 1649, category: Xenogenders (ID: 3)

Created: Sat November 12 2022