fbpx

Non- Binary Identities 101

We are heavily invested in ensuring that each unique set of voices in our diverse community are able to tell their own stories. In that spirit, we have compiled this list of articles and resources to help you learn more about Non-Binary Identities.

*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella*

Lately, there has been a spike in people across demographic categorization choosing to shrug off the confines of a binary identity, opting instead to identify as Non-Binary.

But what does this really mean?

Non-binary gender identity is any gender identity that does not fall within the strict categories of contemporary Western societies, which typically consider gender to be binary, e.g., either man or woman– however– it is important to acknowledge that non-binary gender identities are not new identities or concepts and have been recognized throughout the world for as long as humans have been conscious of gender.

In recent decades, the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning), feminist, and other social movements, have also challenged binary gender categories, and with the combined efforts of these actions and individuals, there has been increasing recognition and visibility of people who identify as Non-Binary.

Gender Definitions:
We are committed to providing factual resources and important information to support you in your journey as a queer individual. We are also heavily invested in ensuring that each unique set of voices in our diverse community are able to tell their own stories. In that spirit, we have compiled this list of articles and resources to help you learn more about Non-Binary Identities.

We are also working on an in-depth profile about a non-binary individual with helpful answers to FAQ, resources from their process of self-discovery, and more. For now, check out these wonderful articles to begin, or further, your understanding of Non-Binary identities.

Start Here:
Fact Sheet: Non-Binary Identities 

What Does it Mean to Identify as Non-Binary? 

GenderQueer and Non-Binary Identities

Don’t Stop Now:
10 Myths About Non-Binary People It’s Time to Unlearn

We Are Non-Binary Trans People And Yes, We Exist

A Guide To Non-binary Pronouns And Why They Matter

What It Means To Call Ourselves Non-Binary: An Autostraddle Roundtable

For Friends, Allies, and Supporters:
Understanding Non-Binary People: How to Be Respectful and Supportive

12 Questions About Non-Binary Gender Identity You’ve Been Afraid To Ask, And Real Answers

18 Things You Should Never Say To Non-Binary People


Did you enjoy this story? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out when new stories are published.

Learn how to join our Writers Cohort here.

Want to continue building community? Download our iOS app.

Join Us

My Umbrella Writers Cohort

Related Posts