Happy Non-Binary Awareness Week from Team TransLash! We’ve compiled some resource for our non-binary siblings, as well as recommendations for allies.
Things To Remember
- Folks can identify as both trans & non-binary — but it’s up to each individual to decide what works for them. Not every trans person also identifies as non-binary, and vice versa.
- There are about 1.2 million LGBTQIA adults in the U.S. who are non-binary, according to a first-of-its-kind study released in 2021 by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, a research center that focuses on the intersection of law and public policy, and sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Being non-binary is not the same thing as being intersex, but some intersex people do identify as non-binary.
- You know what’s a beautiful thing? There isn’t one way to be non-binary! Your non-binary expression is entirely up to you, and it is valid.
We’ll be updating this guide all week with new content, so bookmark this page for your reference.
Books & Personal Essays
- A Kids Book About Being Non-Binary by A Kids Book About
- A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archi Bongiovanni
- How to Support Your Transgender or Nonbinary Child by Angela Cabotaje
- Identifying Outside The Gender Binary by Miguel Johnson
- I Just Came Out As Non-Binary, Here’s What That Means by Arlo
- The Enby Booklist Database by JG Fellers Creative
- 5 Non-Binary Books That Will Decolonise Your Queer Library by Drew Lor
- 9 Young People Explain What Being Non-Binary Means To Them by Kylin Camburn
- 9 Things People Get Wrong About Being Non-Binary by Suzannah Weiss
- 13 Books to Better Understand Trans and Nonbinary Lives, Recommended by Activists and Authors by Hannah Holway
- ‘On Home’ by Z Bell, a commissioned poem for TransLash Media
Resources For Allies
- Best Practices for Non-Binary Inclusion In The Workplace by Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
- Follow these 28 non-binary activists, politicians, and stars who are proud, visible, and making the world a better place.
- 7 Trans And Non-Binary Gamers To Support by Tat Bellamy – Walker, originally published in TransLash Zine: Pride Month Edition
- The Trevor Project’s Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Non-Binary People includes sections on the difference between sex and gender, basics of gender — identity, expression, and perception, forms of address that show respect (names, pronouns, honorifics), helpful tips to increase understanding, and common mistakes (and what to do if you’ve made one).
- Understanding Non-Binary People: How to Be Respectful and Supportive, is a great resource from the National Center for Transgender Equality, for breaking the ice on the question of what a non-binary person could be like, and how to be respectful of them.
- 10 Ways To Step Up As An Ally To Non-Binary People by Stonewall UK
Resources For Non-Binary People
- Coming Out: Living as Transgender or Non-Binary is a pamphlet made by the Human Rights Campaign. It’s great for figuring out your own disclosure plan, and more.
- Iheartsingularthey.com is a site full of color, endearing animation, and history and facts about the pronoun they.
- Young, Non-Binary, Black, & Proud: If you are young, non-binary, and Black, you are the ultimate revolutionary.
- Being a Black Nonbinary Person Is Difficult. But It’s Shown Me the Radical Power of Defining Your Own Existence by Jonathan P. Higgins
- The Transgender Teen Survival Guide blog has a resource page for non-binary bloggers who might have questions they’re too afraid to ask themselves. From surgery options, to androgyny tips and more; check out the page!
- 5 Incredible Online Resources For (and By) Non-Binary Folks By Rachel Charlene Lewis
- PODCAST: ‘They/Them/Theirs – A Monthly Non-binary Discussion’ – Rayne and Casey are non-binary and once a month they get together and talk into microphones. “We’re here, we’re queer, let’s talk about shit.”
Support Groups For Non-Binary People
- Genderqueer: Beyond the Binaries is a blog of images of gender-bending, trans and queer people of all sorts, meant to empower and celebrate the beauty within all gender expressions.
- Gender Fork is a supportive community for the expression of identities across the gender spectrum.
- Gender Spectrum hosts free online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members and adults.
- Non-Binary Wiki has a Directory of Online Communities that range from twitter hashtags and subreddits, to discord servers, facebook groups and more.
Submit any useful trans/non-binary/intersex/two-spirit Agender Pride resource links that we may have missed here.
[Image Description: Text over the Non-Binary pride flag reads, “Non-Binary Awareness Week, July 12 – 16”]
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