Celebrate International Non-Binary Day with some good news, for once
BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA
The news can sometimes be less than uplifting for an LGBTQIA+ person, and while there have been difficult challenges and setbacks in 2021, this year has also delivered much-needed wins for all, including non-binary people.
All over the world, 2021 has seen political success, moments of joy and increased non-binary awareness. From celebs proudly coming out, to new, inclusive laws, this list is a reminder of many of those good things that have happened for non-binary people this year… so far!
England’s Jordan Henderson shows his support for a non-binary person attending the Euros with a heart-warming tweet
Emmy Awards recognises non-binary stars with the gender neutral term “performers”
New York introduces an act allowing citizens to choose their own gender for drivers’ licenses and birth certificates from three options
Bangor, Wales, elects the UK’s first non-binary Mayor
A non-binary person has been granted asylum in the UK for the first time, on the basis of their non-binary identity
US passport applications no longer require a medical certificate
Making the announcement during Pride Month, Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, said: “The department has begun moving towards adding a gender marker for non-binary, intersex and gender non-conforming persons applying for a passport or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.”
Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary
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