A non-binary gender (also known as being genderqueer) is any gender that is not just male or female. Someone who is non-binary might identify as transgender. Some non-binary people experience gender dysphoria. The idea that there are only two genders (male and female) is called the gender binary. A non-binary gender is a gender that is not part of the gender binary.
Gender identity is different from sexual or romantic orientation. Non-binary people have many sexual orientations, just as transgender and cisgender people do.
Examples of non-binary genders include agender, bigender, and genderfluid.
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Some non-binary people may use gender-neutral words to describe themselves. Many non-binary people prefer to be called the pronoun "they" instead of "she" or "he". Other pronouns like "xe" or "ey" may be used, these are known to be neopronouns.
The gender-neutral formal title that is generally used instead of "Mr." or "Ms." is "Mx.", which is pronounced like "mix" or "mux".
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- ↑ Usher, Raven, ed. (2006). North American Lexicon of Transgender Terms. San Francisco. ISBN 978-1-879194-62-5. OCLC 184841392.
- ↑ "Transgender Glossary of Terms". GLAAD Media Reference Guide. Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
- ↑ Stryker, Susan (2008). Transgender History. Berkeley: Seal Press. ISBN 978-1-58005-224-5. OCLC 183914566.
- ↑ "Gender Census 2020: Worldwide Report". Gender Census. 2020-11-07. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
- ↑ Henry, Robin. "Now pick Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms . . . or Mx for no specific gender". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
- ↑ "A Gender-Neutral Honorific". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2021-04-07.