Colleges and universities have been struggling to become more inclusive by allowing a variety of gender identities, including many asking that academics and staff post their preferred pronouns on emails or alter how they address students based on different pronouns. Now the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) has adopted 12 different gender identity options for students to choose in creating their account. The choice include include “agender, “androgyne,” “demingender,” “queer or genderfluid,” “man,” “transgender man,” “non-transgender man,” “questioning or unsure,” “woman,” “transgender woman,” “non-transgender woman,” and “additional gender category/identity [fill in the blank].”
The change has been noticed by many on social media:
“I’m registering to take the LSAT. These are the gender categories”
If anything, the list is modest and relatively limited in comparison to some schools or some sites.
Some of the choices however may still be unfamiliar so I decided to look them up.
Agender refers to people who do not want to declare a gender or consider themselves genderless.
Androgynes are those people who have a gender which is both feminine and masculine, but not necessary in equal amounts.
Demingenders are those who claim a partial connection to a particular gender identity and can include people claiming to be a demigirl, and demiboy, and demiandrogyne.