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See also: genderqueer

Non-binary gender (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: bird/birds 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. in 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 themselves to 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. 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 on nonbinary. They use they/them and he/him pronouns.
  • Demi Levato, an American musician who identifies as nonbinary. They use they/them pronouns.
  • Corina Boettger, an American VA who is most noteable for being the english voice for Paimon in Genshin Impact as well as doing a few other voices in dubs of notable anime like one punch man. Corina is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.

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