Warp capable: Yes
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: None known
Federation Status: Neutral
First Encountered: by the USS Enterprise-D (TNG: The Outcast)
Known members: Krite, Noor, Soren
An androgynous humanoid race. Most J’naii view the idea of gender as both repulsive and primitive, particularly among members of their own race.
Occasionally individuals were born who had urges for maleness or femaleness instead of androgyny. Being a remnant from the earlier evolutionary stages, this was considered a form of sickness. This resulted in a subculture forming inside J’naii society where the gender-oriented individuals lived in a lie. They pretended to have androgynous gender identity, and sought each other out in secret, to express themselves and love for each other through the gender roles. This minority lived always in fear of being discovered.
In general, being discovered and suspected led to being ridiculed and cast out of society. Deviants were called throwbacks, misfits and criminals.
The government had a total lack of acceptance for this gender perversion. Any individual suspected of having these urges could be taken into custody. A hearing was held for the individual to confirm or dispute the charges. When a person was found to be a deviant, psychotectic therapy (brainwashing) was used to change the gender identity to androgyny. A person would only be re-accepted into society if they accepted this procedure.