NYC Just Released a List of Officially Recognized Genders

Gender

Baskin Robbins ain’t got nothing on New York City.

The ice cream shop boasts 31 flavors, but New York City’s got 31 genders.

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” (yes, they’re still there) 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. From The Volokh Conspiracy:

Feel uncomfortable about being forced to use terms that express social status views (“Milord”) or religious views (“Your Holiness”) that you may not endorse? Well, you should feel uncomfortable about people being forced to use “ze,” which expresses a view about gender that they might not endorse. And, more broadly, I think we should all feel uncomfortable about government regulators forcing people to say things that convey and support the government’s ideology about gender.

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. So we’ll keep you posted.

  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