July 14th has been named as the International Day of Non-Binary People.
Nonbinary people may consider their gender identity to be between two genders, both genders, a separate gender (third gender), or asexual. Some non-binary people’s gender identity fluctuates between multiple genders (gender fluid). A non-binary person may reject gender identities and not label their gender. All these concepts are different from each other, but their common point is not following the common classification of gender dualism.
Not only is non-binary gender one of the most common identities under the transgender umbrella, but the younger generation is increasingly identifying as queer. A 2017 survey by the GLAAD Organization showed that 1% of the total population of young people aged 18 to 34 described their gender identity as non-binary.
Being non-binary is different from sexual orientation, and non-binary people have different sexual orientations. Some nonbinary people may use hormone therapy or surgery to treat gender dysphoria.
There is a lack of widespread awareness of titles related to the sexual orientation of nonbinary people, so nonbinary people are labeled with titles related to the sexual orientation of gender binary people. People’s sexual orientation is usually an expression of a person’s gender identity; For example, lesbian and gay do not only mean female and male homosexuality, but gay means the tendency of non-female people to non-female people, lesbian is also the tendency of non-male people to non-male, and non-binary people are also included, but because these terms are mostly for female and male homosexuality. and some non-binary people avoid labeling their orientation as gay and lesbian. However, some titles related to sexual orientations, such as asexuality, pansexuality, and polysexuality, do not refer to a person’s gender, which makes it possible to use it for non-binary people.
In the non-binary family flag, yellow represents people whose gender is non-binary, purple represents those whose gender is between male and female, black represents people who have no gender, and white represents those who accept multiple or all genders.