Tag Archive | non-binary

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 […]

US: Nonbinary? Intersex? 11 states issuing third gender IDs

US: Nonbinary? Intersex? 11 states issuing third gender IDs

People in New Jersey will be able to mark their gender as ‘undesignated/nonbinary’ on their birth certificates from Friday, the latest US state to liberalise its policies. A report in October that US President, Donald Trump’s administration was considering defining gender as male or female, based on genitalia at birth, drew widespread condemnation. Here are […]

Pangender or demigirl? Australian study identifies more than 30 gender options

Pangender or demigirl? Australian study identifies more than 30 gender options

From gender-fluid and non-binary to genderqueer, the world has grappled in recent years with the growing spectrum of how people identify themselves. Now an Australian study has found more than 30 separate gender definitions available on social media platforms or offered by government institutions. These include pangender, poligender, transgender, androgyne, and demigirl, alongside the traditional […]

US: Trans students – A test of identity for girls schools

US: Trans students – A test of identity for girls schools

(Reuters) – Secondary schools for girls across the United States are grappling with a difficult and increasingly common question: What is the best approach when a student or applicant no longer identifies as female or is going through a gender transition? As students who are openly transgender or non-binary have become more visible at girls […]