If this is the first time you are hearing about non-binary gender, you may be confused about the differences between gender, sex assigned at birth, and how all of these things interact.
The image below is an amazing resource to help contextualize all of these nuances prior to getting into any specific gender identity or sexuality. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Non-binary people may wish to transition so that their gender expression more closely reflects their internal identity. Many non-binary people wish to appear androgynous and adopt unisex names, gender-neutral titles such as Mx. and/or gender-neutral pronouns, but others prefer to express themselves in ways which are traditionally seen as masculine or feminine or to mix aspects of the two.
Non-binary people can have any sexual orientation.
Here's a great article on Teen Vogue about using they/them pronouns. Some of the questions they address in the article:
If you're interested in the grammatical use of they/them as a singular pronoun, check out this article about the history of the singular they.
Wrong! At least 1/100 people in Canada and the US are intersex - read more on what that means here.
This article on Everyday Feminism addresses ten myths about non-binary people. There are links to other resources and ideas for how to be a good ally to us. You should check it out!
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