Label Non-Conforming, or LNC, is an umbrella term for individuals who do not conform to typical label standards. Examples of label non-conformity include, but are not limited to:
- People who use microlabels, pocket genders, or pocket orientations.
- People who use xenic labels.
- Non-binary people who use orientation labels that are often perceived as binary in nature, such as straight, gay, lesbian, vincian, or similar terms, regardless of one's gender alignment.
- Non-binary people who use gender labels that are often perceived as binary in nature, such as man, woman, or similar terms, regardless of one's gender alignment.
- Transgender men who use typically woman-aligned orientation labels, such as lesbian, sapphic, or similar terms. One may also identify as a lesboy, saphboy, shadowlesbian, or shadowsapphic.
- Transgender women who use typically man-aligned orientation labels, such as vincian, achillean, or similar terms. One may also identify as a shadowvincian or shadowachillean.
- People who are unlabeled.
- People who hoard or collect labels.
- People who are labelflux.
- People who identify as both m-spec and lesbian, vincian, gay, or straight.
- People who are varioriented.
- People who label their tertiary attraction.
- Anyone who doesn't precisely fit a definition of a certain label, but identifies with it regardless.
Label non-conformists often believe that the people define their labels, rather than their labels defining them. They often take a casual approach to labels, rather than treating them as strict, unchangeable, or mandatory. Label non-conformity can sometimes center around one's own comfort with a label, rather than centering around the definition or precise accuracy of the label.
Label non-conforming was first coined by wiki user Wemrotung on July 3, 2021.
The label non-conforming flag was created by wiki user Wemrotung on July 3, 2021. The purple stripes represent queerness and non-conformity. The black stripes represent people who are unlabeled. The yellow stripes represent labelflux people. The white stripe represents people who use many labels. The circles in the center represent community and a casual approach to labels.