A demiboy (also called a demiguy, demiman or demimale person) is a gender identity describing someone who partially, but not wholly, identifies as a man, boy or otherwise masculine, regardless of their assigned gender at birth. They may or may not identify as another gender in addition to feeling partially a boy or man.
who are demiboys?
Demiboy can be used to describe someone assigned male at birth (amab) who feels barely connected or disconnected to that identification, but usually, does not experience a significant enough dissociation to create real physical discomfort or dysphoria. Demiboy can also describe someone assigned female at birth (afab) who is transmasculine but not wholly binary-identified, so that they feel more strongly associated with "male" than "female," socially or physically, but not strongly enough to want to identify as as a man. Demiboys may also identify as demigender, non-binary and/or transgender. (I'll explain this next!)
are demiboys non-binary?
Demiboys do fall under the non-binary umbrella! So yes, demiboy is by extension, a non-binary identity.
Some demiboys will identify themselves as transgender, which is also valid and does encompass the demiboy non-binary identity. Not all transgender individuals identify as either male or female. The term transgender can also include non-binary identities.
(click the flags below for more info on these other identities and what they mean!)
Pronouns don't always dictate gender; especially when it comes to non-binary identities. Demiboys may feel comfortable using he/him pronouns, they/them pronouns, she/her pronouns, and/or neopronouns! This is entirely dependent on the individual and what they feel comfortable with.
i still don't understand :/
That's okay! You don't have to get it to respect it! Gender identities can be confusing to individuals who are more or less used to a gender binary. However, if you would like more reading on demiboys, click the links below!
queerundefined - demiboy
lgbtq wiki - demiboy
thank you for reading!
important note: this carrd is heavily based on the demigirl carrd created by @rangishonor on twitter and major credit goes to them.
if you have any other questions or want to know more about my personal experience, you can message me @BUCKB4RNES on twitter! i would be more than happy to chat with you :)