Should it be noted that the noun is offensive?
I'm concerned about the inclusion of a noun form here. Though I think the consensus is weaker on "genderqueers" than it is on "transgenders," there is some effort being made within the community to educate the general public on the use of these terms as adjectives only, not nouns. The logic is similar to not saying "gays" or "queers," as these tend to be used offensively. There are more details and sources about this on the Wikipedia page. Avoryfaucette (talk) 13:22, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
- The singular is definitely often considered derogatory, offensive, dehumanising or at best ungrammatical or slang: "a gay", "a queer", much like "a female", "a trans", "an intersex", cf. "a crazy", "*a mad", "*a mental", "*a weird", "*an old", "*a fat", "*an obese", "*a white", "*a black". However, the plurals "gays" and "queers" are often found in formal writing and widely considered acceptable, see gay#Noun and queer#Noun, and "genderqueers" and "nonbinaries" are basically the same in my experience. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 18:27, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Dating the term
In my cursory search, the earliest use I found was:
- 2000 November 18, Shannon Wyss, (Fwd:) Were you out as trans/genderqueer in high school?, in cmu.student.out:
- I am a genderqueer Masters student in Women?s Studies at George Washington University where i?m working on my thesis on how transgendered and genderqueer youth relate to their peers in high school.