Non-binary gender

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A picture of the non-binary pride flag. It is yellow, white, purple, and black.
The non-binary pride flag.

A non-binary gender (also spelled nonbinary) is any gender that is not 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. By extension, a non-binary gender is a gender that is not part of the gender binary.

Examples of non-binary genders include agender, bigender, and genderfluid.

Pronouns and titles[change | change source]

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. [1]

The gender-neutral formal title that is generally used instead of "Mr." or "Ms." is "Mx.", which is pronounced like "mix" or "mux".[2][3]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Gender Census 2020: Worldwide Report". Gender Census. 2020-11-07. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  2. Henry, Robin. "Now pick Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms . . . or Mx for no specific gender". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  3. "A Gender-Neutral Honorific". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2021-04-07.