Crossdressing vs Genderfluid - What's the difference?

crossdressing | genderfluid |

As a noun crossdressing

is an alternative spelling of cross-dressing.

As an adjective genderfluid is

not conforming to fixed gender roles.




  • genderfluid



    (en adjective)
  • Not conforming to fixed gender roles.
  • * 2009 , Julia Serano, Whipping Girl (page 346)
  • Another way that one can be “transgressively gendered” is by identifying as genderqueer or genderfluid —i.e., refusing to identify fully as either woman or man.
  • * 2011 , Ellen Greenblatt, Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users (page 29)
  • A slightly newer term, genderqueer is also often used by people who believe they are genderfluid , who feel like both genders, who will sometimes feel male, sometimes female, or who may not believe that there are only two genders.

    Derived terms

    * genderfluidity