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Prefix: Gastro-
Main Umbrella: Xenogender

Not to be confused with Foodgender.

Gastrogender, Gastrongender, Foodic, or Genderfood is a xenogender identity for individuals that identify as or with various foods and/or drinks.[1] It is also an umbrella term for genders that fall under specific categories of food or drinks.

Possible Interpretations

Gastrogender can be:

  • Has the characteristics of food and/or drinks, such as its texture, flavor, appearance, and feeling.
  • An expression of food and/or drink aesthetics, such as cafes.


Gastrogender was coined in October 2015 by Tumblr user jhendurs.[2] It was later reclaimed due to the troll-association of the original coining, in October 2019 by Tumblr user mogai-moth.[3] The term genderfood was coined in January 2019 by Tumblr user flurrigender.[4] The term gastrongender was proposed as a close alternative to gastrogender in September 2020 by Tumblr user mogai-monarchs.[5] The term foodic was created as a synonym of gastrogender (and mentions genderfood as another synonym) in March 2021, by Tumblr user genderheaven.[6]

Flags and Symbols

The original gastrogender flag was created in October 2015 by Tumblr user jhendurs.[2] The reclaimed version of the flag was created in October 2019 by Tumblr user mogai-moth.[3] The genderfood flag was created in January 2019 by Tumblr user flurrigender.[4]

The foodic flag was created in March 2021 by Tumblr user genderheaven. The meanings for the colors in the foodic flag are: yellow for xenicness and likening one's gender to something unrelated to the gender binary, dark green for plants that produce food, red for meat, and brown for dirt, wheat, and the browning of cooked food. The symbol in the middle is the symbol of main-belt asteroid 26 Rroserpina, and is modeled after a pomegranate.[6]


  1. "food" Merriam-Webster, Accessed on 2 Sep, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 jhendurs. "A fluid gender experience that is dependent/influenced on an individual’s eating habits...". Tumblr, 1 Oct, 2015,
  3. 3.0 3.1 mogai-moth. "Gastrogender:". Tumblr, 6 Oct, 2019,
  4. 4.0 4.1 flurrigender. "flags!". Tumblr, 26 Jan, 2019,
  5. mogai-monarchs. "Gastrongender:". Tumblr, 26 Sep, 2020,
  6. 6.0 6.1 genderheaven. "FOODIC/GENDERFOOD:". Tumblr, 16 Mar, 2021,