Tetogender, also known as KasaneTetogender or TetoKasanegender, is a xenogender under the UTAUloidgender umbrella related to the UTAUloid Kasane Teto in some way. This gender may or may not be capitalized as Kasane Teto's name, and can also be written as 重音テトgender or テトgender.
This may refer to a gender which changes when listening to music featuring Kasane Teto, a gender which feels validated by Kasane Teto, or something similar. This gender may also be synonymous with chimeragender, and can also be an ambiguous, feminine-aligned, or woman-aligned gender, based on Kasane Teto's canon gender. It may also be used by individuals who feel that Kasane Teto is the embodiment of one's gender, or who experience gender envy from Kasane Teto. It may also be a kingender for Tetokin individuals.
These are simply a few possible explanations of the identity; any gender related to Kasane Teto can be considered Tetogender.
Tetogender, along with its alternative names, was first coined on May 2, 2022, by a user who wishes to remain anonymous. It was coined because the user wanted a term and flag to describe their gender in relation to Kasane Teto, alongside labels to describe their gender in relation to Namine Ritsu (Ritsugender) and flower (vflowergender). After this, they coined genders for centered around other Utauloids and Vocaloids as well.
The gender was first publicized on the LGBTA+ Wiki on Miraheze.
The term "tetogender" appears to have been used once prior to this coinage by Twitter user @tetogender as early as the September of 2020, but had no official coinage or flag to be found.
The Tetogender flag was designed on May 2, 2022 by the same person who coined the term, who wishes to remain anonymous. There is a version of the flag with a music notes symbol, as well as a version without it. The symbol was also created by this anonymous user on May 2, 2022.
The colors of the Tetogender flag were color-picked from an official image of Kasane Teto. The meanings of the colors are left up to interpretation, and do not have a strict meaning behind them. However, the creator of the flag personally describes the meaning of the stripes (from top to bottom) as follows:
- Red: connection to Kasane Teto
- Pink: gender euphoria
- Light pink: music
- Cream: french bread
- Blue: inclusivity and validation
- Dark grey: gender envy