*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.
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.
Fact Sheet: Non-Binary Identities
Don’t Stop Now:
10 Myths About Non-Binary People It’s Time to Unlearn
For Friends, Allies, and Supporters:
Understanding Non-Binary People: How to Be Respectful and Supportive
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