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. The term 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.
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
Return to the Index.
Back to the Introductory Terms Guided Tour.
Back to the Non-Binary Terms Guided Tour.