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Most people — including most transgender people — are either male or female. Some people don't identify with any gender. Some people's gender changes over time. People whose gender is not male or female use many different terms to describe themselves, with non-binary being one of the most common. Other terms include genderqueer , agender , bigender , and more. None of these terms mean exactly the same thing — but all speak to an experience of gender that is not simply male or female.
Some societies — like ours — tend to recognize just two genders, male and female. Non-binary people are nothing new. Some, but not all, non-binary people undergo medical procedures to make their bodies more congruent with their gender identity. Most transgender people are not non-binary. While some transgender people are non-binary, most transgender people have a gender identity that is either male or female, and should be treated like any other man or woman. Being non-binary is not the same thing as being intersex. Most intersex people identify as either men or women. Use the name a person asks you to use.
This is one of the most critical aspects of being respectful of a non-binary person, as the name you may have been using may not reflect their gender identity. Different non-binary people may use different pronouns.
Advocate for non-binary friendly policies. Understand that, for many non-binary people, figuring out which bathroom to use can be challenging. Non-binary people should be supported by being able to use the restroom that they believe they will be safest in. Talk to non-binary people to learn more about who they are. Issues Resources. October 5, Non-Binary Defined Most people — including most transgender people — are either male or female.Respectful adult girlss in bath male here w
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Understanding Non-Binary People: How to Be Respectful and Supportive