Chelogender Flag
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Chelogender is a faunagender defined as "from the scientific word for turtle (chelonii). a gender that is protected by another gender that acts as its shell. the shell could possibly come up in social situations or situations where one is uncomfortable."1 It was re-coined in 2019 as "a gender associated (visually, spiritually, as a kingender, etc.) with sea turtles. Subset of ichtyogender."2

History of the term

Chelogender was coined on October 3, 2014 by tumblr user bakkecha, likely via MOGAI-Archive.3 The flag was created on November 25, 2018 by tumblr user mogai-flag-central.4 It was re-coined on August 20, 2019 by tumblr user xeno-aligned. There is no flag.5

MOGAI-Watch Poem

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My gender is the blue turtle shell
in Mario Kart, you see,
and all the folks who swear at it
swear, by default, at me.
Given that, it’s no wonder
I hide inside my shell–
my tender gender turtle
stays protected by “male.


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