Tag Archive | non-binary

US: HRC and WarnerMedia Launch Campaign for Trans and Non-Binary

US: HRC and WarnerMedia Launch Campaign for Trans and Non-Binary

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, recently announced a collaboration with WarnerMedia, on a public service announcement campaign to lift up the voices and stories of transgender and non-binary people. The campaign works to break the connection between anti-trans stigma and violence against the transgender and non-binary community, […]

NBC: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Sara Ramirez comes out as nonbinary

NBC: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Sara Ramirez comes out as nonbinary

Sara Ramirez, best known for playing Dr. Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy, [has come out] as gender nonbinary. Ramirez, who came out as bisexual in 2016, announced they will use both she/her and they/them pronouns. In a post shared on Instagram Thursday, Ramirez said: “In me is the capacity to be” everything from a “girlish […]

IGR: Trans and non-binary athletes always welcome to play rugby

IGR: Trans and non-binary athletes always welcome to play rugby

International Gay Rugby (IGR) directly addresses the transgender and non-binary rugby-playing community with the message – ‘You will always be welcome to play rugby’ – following reports that on-going work to update World Rugby guidelines would exclude transgender women from the game. Following a meeting of stakeholders from across the sporting world in February 2020, […]

‘Billions’ star Asia Kate Dillon pushes to put LGBT+ rights on US election agenda

‘Billions’ star Asia Kate Dillon pushes to put LGBT+ rights on US election agenda

Actor Asia Kate Dillon is proud to be a role model for people who don’t identify as either male or female, after three years on the hit TV show ‘Billions’, and hopes to make a difference for LGBT+ rights in the November US election. Dillon, 35, who is non-binary, has won praise for work on […]

British court rules out gender neutral passports

British court rules out gender neutral passports

A British court on Tuesday ruled out adding a third option on passports, for people who define themselves as neither male nor female, following a lengthy legal battle, saying the existing policy was lawful. The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Home Office, or interior ministry, in a case brought by Christie Elan-Cane, […]

US: NYC to add gender-neutral ‘X’ to death certificates

US: NYC to add gender-neutral ‘X’ to death certificates

New York City will start offering a gender-neutral option on death certificates, officials said on Tuesday, as part of a growing movement away from strictly male or female designations. As of next year, the city’s Health Department will include an ‘X’ option for residents who do not identify themselves as male or female.

Gender-neutral ‘they’ is word of 2019

Gender-neutral ‘they’ is word of 2019

The use of ‘they’ to describe someone who does not identify as male or female gained ground on Tuesday, when US dictionary Merriam-Webster picked it as the word of 2019. Merriam-Webster said searches for that use of the word, which was added to its dictionary in September, had increased by more than 300% this year […]

Singer Sam Smith using gender neutral pronouns ‘they/them’

Singer Sam Smith using gender neutral pronouns ‘they/them’

(Reuters) – British singer Sam Smith on Friday asked to be referred to by the gender neutral pronouns they/them, citing “a lifetime of being at war with my gender.” The Grammy-winning musician, 27, made the announcement in an Instagram post titled: “My pronouns are they/them.” “I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside […]

Nine-year-old defies labels – helps teach educators about LGBT+ youth

Nine-year-old defies labels – helps teach educators about LGBT+ youth

(Reuters) – When a third-grade teacher from Texas asked her mostly 8-year-old students what they wanted to be when they grow up, one of them wrote on the white board: “Drag queen”. That response came from Keegan, now 9, a “gender creative” kid, in his mother’s words, illustrating just one of the challenges facing educators […]

Male, female or X? Air passengers to get more gender options from airlines

Male, female or X? Air passengers to get more gender options from airlines

British Airways and Air New Zealand have joined a wave of major US airlines planning to introduce extra gender options for LGBT+ passengers, who don’t identify as either male or female. LGBT+ groups have welcomed the change, saying it would smooth the way for many trans, intersex, and non-binary passengers – or those who simply […]