Most recognised non-binary flag.

Alternate non-binary flag


See also: genderqueer


Non-binary gender (also called NB) describes any gender identity which does not fit the man and woman binary. 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. The majority of Non-binary people commonly use They/Them pronouns, but since pronouns do not always correspond to gender, they can use any pronouns. For example, a nonbinary person who is femenine may use she/her pronouns due to being comfortable with such. Some may use all/any pronouns, and not have a preference. Some may prefer they pronouns, but are okay with any. Some reclaim it/its pronouns while some even use Neopronouns, such as xe, zey, per, jie, and or Ne/nim/nis pronouns.

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.

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