Non-Binary

Non-Binary

(adjective)

Non-binary is an umbrella term for people who identify as a gender other than wo/man and/or who are not wo/men exclusively. Non-binary can also be used as a specific identity term by people who know they are not wo/men, but may be currently unable to find a term that fits their gender experience more precisely. Non-binary people may or may not transition physically, legally, or socially. Categorically, non-binary people are considered under the transgender umbrella but may or may not identify as transgender specifically. Those decisions are based on their understanding of their relationship with gender and their access to transitioning within their culture.

e.g. Storm wrote non-binary in the gender field at the doctor’s office.

The Non-Binary Flag - A flag with 4 horizontal stripes: top to bottom: yellow, white, purple, and black. The yellow represents being outside the gender binary. The purple represents those who relate to the gender binary. The white and black stripes represent those who are agender and those who are multigender.

The Non-Binary Flag

A flag with 4 horizontal stripes: top to bottom: yellow, white, purple, and black. The yellow represents being outside the gender binary. The purple represents those who relate to the gender binary. The white and black stripes represent those who are agender and those who are multigender.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

100 Ways to Make the World Better for Non-Binary People | AC Dumlao – Broadly

On being femme and non-binary | Archer Magazine

These Things Don’t Mean You Aren’t Non-Binary | Bustle

I’m Non-Binary, & Here’s How I Explain It To My Kids | Romper

Five non-binary people on their favorite parts of transitioning | Wear Your Voice Magazine

8 Things Non-Binary People Need to Know | Let’s Queer Things Up

What Does it Mean to Identify as Nonbinary? | Healthline

I’m 10 & I’m Non-Binary | Tiny Bangs Blog


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