Here Are 5 Things You Didn't Know About Non-Binary Gender

Here Are 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Non-Binary Gender

Every July 14th, Non-Binary Visibility Day is celebrated, a date that seeks to raise awareness about the issues faced by non-binary gender people, which is not legally recognized in most countries around the world.

When referring to a non-binary gender person, it is about those who do not identify with the traditional genders of society: female and male. That is, this person can consider themselves at an intermediate point, belonging to both categories at once or to one or the other according to the moment in life they are going through.

Within this term, various identities can also be found, such as:

– Agender person: who do not fit into either the male or female category.

– Gender fluid people: identify with a gender depending on the moment in life they are in.

– Bigender people: can identify with both genders simultaneously.

– Pangender people: identify with multiple genders.

Beyond sexual orientation, non-binary gender is related to the psychological and social identity of the person. Learn a little more about this category that encompasses a growing group of people every day.

What is gender identity and what other gender identities exist?

Gender identity refers to a person’s intimate perception of themselves within the social possibilities of gender; that is: man, woman, both, or something different.

In addition to the non-binary gender identities we already mentioned, other commonly used categories are:

Cisgender: identity that corresponds with their biological sex.

Transgender: refers to people whose identity does not match their biological sex.

What is the origin of non-binary gender?

Throughout history, in myths and mythological representations, characters have been identified who did not fit into the idea of man or woman corresponding to the time. And even, as in the case of eunuchs, the idea of the existence of a third gender was considered.

How is non-binary gender represented?

To represent themselves as a collective, non-binary gender people have chosen a flag. It is rectangular and has four horizontal colored stripes:

– Yellow: represents those who feel that their gender is outside the binary conception.

– White: represents those who have many genders.

– Purple: represents those who consider their gender to be a mix of female and male.

– Black: represents those who do not identify with a particular gender.

What pronouns do non-binary gender people prefer?

Non-binary gender people do not usually identify with pronouns that use the male as a universal gender; they prefer neutral pronouns such as “elle”, “elles”, “todes”.

Celebrities who have declared themselves non-binary

In recent years, some celebrities have identified as non-binary gender people. Some of the most remembered are:

– Demi Lovato.

– Elliot Page.

– Halsey.

– Miley Cyrus.

– Sam Smith.

– Janelle Monáe.

– Ruby Rose.

– Brigette Lundy-Paine.

– Liv Hewson.

– Lachlan Watson.

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