Tag Archive | non-binary

Non-binary Demi Lovato blames drug overdose on ‘ignoring my truth’

Non-binary Demi Lovato blames drug overdose on ‘ignoring my truth’

(Reuters) – Demi Lovato now identifies as non-binary, and attributed their 2018 drugs overdose to years of suppressing their real self, in order to please the entertainment industry, the American pop singer said on Wednesday. Lovato, 28, said on Twitter that the decision to use the pronouns they/them had come after “a lot of healing […]

Wales: Mayor takes aim at ‘male or female’ gender split

Wales: Mayor takes aim at ‘male or female’ gender split

Owen Hurcum, mayor of Bangor, Wales, pictured in Bangor City Council hall. Handout courtesy of Bangor City Council As the world’s first openly non-binary mayor, Owen Hurcum hopes to help change attitudes towards people who do not identify as either male or female, the 23-year-old said on Thursday. Hurcum, who this week became mayor of […]

UK: 2021 census – binary ‘male or female’ question is controversial

UK: 2021 census – binary ‘male or female’ question is controversial

For Oscar Davies, a barrister who identifies as non-binary – neither male nor female – responding to Britain’s census questionnaire was an unsettling experience. As millions of Britons filled in their forms for the once-a-decade census, Davies said the choice of just two possible answers to the question: “What is your sex?” excluded non-binary people […]

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 […]