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See also: genderqueer

Non-binary (also called enby or at times shortened down to NB) describes any gender identity which does not fit the male and female binary spectrum. Those with non-binary genders can:

Non-binary people may also identify as transgender and/or transsexual. The label genderqueer has a lot of overlap with non-binary. Non-binary is often seen as the preferred term, as "queer" may be used as a transphobic insult.

Non-binary people may wish to transition so that their gender expression more closely reflects their internal identity. Many non-binary people wish to appear androgynous and adopt unisex names, gender-neutral titles such as Mx. and/or gender-neutral pronouns, but others prefer to express themselves in ways which are traditionally seen as masculine or feminine or mix aspects of the two.

Non-binary people can have any sexual orientation, although if attracted primarily to a single gender they may prefer to use gender-terminology to express this, such as androsexual or gynosexual.

Non-binary people can use any pronoun they desire to use, as can anyone of any gender (except for group-specific pronoun sets, such as tic/tics, if they don't belong to said group). Many nonbinary people use they/them pronouns, but since pronouns do not always correspond to gender, they can use any pronouns. For example, a nonbinary person may use she/her pronouns due to being comfortable with such, they don't have to be female-aligned/feminine. Some may use all or any pronouns, and not have a preference. Some may prefer a certain set (or certain sets) of pronouns, but are okay with any. Some reclaim it/its pronouns while some even use neopronouns, such as xe/xem, zey/zem, per/pers, or ne/nim. This is absolutely not a complete list of neopronouns, as some people use nounself pronouns (for example: pup/pups or moon/moons), or even create their own pronoun sets.

Notable Non-binary People

  • Rebecca Sugar, an American animator, director, screenwriter, producer, and singer/songwriter who has worked on Adventure Time and Steven Universe. Sugar prefers to be referred by she/her and they/them pronouns.
  • Sam Smith, an English singer and songwriter, notable for singing La La La (Naughty Boy song) and Stay with Me. They came out as non-binary and changed their pronouns to they/them in September of 2019.
  • Liv Hewson is a notable playwright and actor. Henson refers to themself with singular they pronouns.
  • Féi Hernandez is a visual artist, writer, and healer.
  • Zack Torres is an American dancer most notably known for Dance Moms and Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.
  • Noelle Stevenson, an American animator and cartoonist. She is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of the animated Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
  • Bex Taylor-Klaus is an American actor. They star as Brianna Bishop in the show Deputy and play Pidge Holt in the show Voltron: Legendary Defender. Bex also uses they/them pronouns.
  • Theo Germaine is an American actor. They star as James Sullivan in the show The Politician. Germaine is nonbinary and uses they/them and he/him pronouns.
  • Elliot Page, a notable actor from The Umbrella Academy who identifies as a trans man, as well as nonbinary. They use they/them and he/him pronouns.
  • Demi Lovato, an American musician who came out as nonbinary in 2021. They use they/them pronouns, although they sometimes use their old she/her pronouns to refer to themself.
  • Corina Boettger, an American VA who is most noteable for being the English voice for Paimon in Genshin Impact as well as doing other voices in dubs of notable anime like One Punch Man. Corina is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.
  • X Gonzalez, an American gun control activist who came out as nonbinary in May 2021.
  • Saoi O'Connor, an Irish youth climate activist.
  • Alex Gino, an American author. They are best known for their children's book Melissa's Story (previously titled George).
  • Owen Hurcum, a Welsh politician, the first ever openly non-binary mayor of any city in the world, as well as the youngest Welsh mayor ever.

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