Cenelian is a term for nonbinary people attracted to nonbinary people. It is a NLN equivalent to lesbian and veldian, whereas terms like enbian more closely align with sapphic and achillean. As such, while cenelian and enbian may be similar, they are different terms. Cenelian will often refer to people who have exclusive attraction, however similarly to lesbian and veldian, this may not always be the case.
Anybody who is not entirely on the binary is able to be included within cenelian attraction, regardless of alignment or other factors. On the contrary, a more specific subterm, celarsian defines a cenelian person who is attracted to people completely off the binary specifically, such as xenic, aporagender, and/or maverique people. More specific subgroups of cenelian similar to this one may be created in the future.
Nonbinary in this definition refers to anyone who is not entirely on the binary. Those who do not identify with “nonbinary” as a term, and instead use terms like genderqueer, etc., are still welcome to use cenelian and/or celarsian.
Cenelian and celarsian were created by Tumblr user kenochoric on July 18th, 2021. The flags do not have any noted meanings of their own. Cenelian comes from the word centrifugal, which means to move away from the center of something (in this case, the binary). Celarsian on the other hand comes from the word celestial.
- [https://web.archive.org/web/https://kenochoric.tumblr.com/post/657050253818757120/cenelian-and-celarsian The coining post for cenelian. ]