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Nonbinary Genders

Nonbinary genders is a shorthand phrase to reference genders outside of the binary paradigm of man/male and woman/female. Nonbinary is a fairly contemporary umbrella term (with a white Western emphasis) that contains many diverse identities and embodiments. For example, some nonbinary identities are fluid or shift over time, while others are static; some nonbinary experiences are muted, some vivid.

Nonbinary people are trans, when understanding trans to be when a person’s gender does not correspond to the assignment made at birth. This is because assignment of a sex/gender category at birth is (almost always) compulsorily binary, such that nonbinary people must lay claim to a gender identity outside of what was assumed at birth assignment. However, not all nonbinary people relate to or identify as trans ...

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