Third gender was used from the late 19th century to describe people who did not fit into the then existing gender categories:
- female genitalia = female identity = female behavior = desire male partner
- male genitalia = male identity = male behavior = desires female partner
The third gender included (in modern terms):
Third gender was widely used until World War II in Europe. It never went completely out of use, but was kept alive in the subcultures of the people described by it. In recent years it has made a comeback. Occasionally other gender is used instead of third gender.