Hamstergender is a xenogender in which one feels an extremely strong connection to hamsters, strongly identifying with them or simply wanting to incorporate them into their gender to better understand their identity. It was made with neurodivergent people in mind, specifically autistic individuals, as well as people who may experience delusions relating to being a hamster, although it is not exclusive.
History and Flag
The term was coined by Fluffkun (aka Cheslycake) and fenekinartz. The hamstergender flag was made by the same people. The hamstergender flag has a total of seven stripes. Pink represents cuteness; yellow represents kindness, happiness, and playfulness; and orange represents a connection with hamsters.
A new flag was created on May 22nd, 2023 by Tumblr user mogai-animal, with new meanings and with a connection to the other more popular pet based gender flags. The flag has five stripes, like the catgender and doggender flags. The darker blue stripe is for feminine aligned/presenting hamstergender folks. The lighter blue stripe is for gender non-conformity and non-binary identities. the light yellow stripe is for gender hoarding, like how hamsters pack their cheeks with food. The lighter orange stripe is for gender aligning with hamsters, hamster toys, and food. The darker orange stripe is for masculine aligned/presenting hamstergender folks. And finally, the brown hamster in the center of the flag is for unity between hamstergender people and other pet-genders.
The creator of this flag does not want anyone with an unsavory mindset (IE proshippers and neutrals) or anyone else who identifies with or supports any ideologies that fetishize or excuse things like rape, incest, or pedophilia (even in fiction) to use their flag.