New Nonbinary visibility, education and advocacy network coming soon, arguing for equal access to employment, services and medical treatment for those who don't fit the gender binary.


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Jun 29, 2014
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Facebook and nonbinary gender

cassolotl:

I have mixed feelings about Facebook and gender.

I love that people are no longer being shoved into the pronoun boxes of “she” or “he” - people who’ve got their language set to US and UK English can now be referred to as singular “they”, which would suit me just fine. They can also be agender or nonbinary or any of the other 50+ options. (It remains to be seen whether anyone will draw attention to “asexual” being on the list despite it being a word for a sexuality rather than a gender.)

However, you must still choose a binary gender when you sign up - which they have admitted they still use to target ads, even if you change your gender to something other than male or female later on. Imagine choosing male or female at random just to get an account and then having the marketing treat you like someone you’re not. Marketing based on gender is bad enough when you’re not gender-nonconforming, but this way is a massive dysphoria-inducing ick-fest.

And on a neutral observational note, their choice of singular “they” does reflect the majority of nonbinary people accurately - about 62% of nonbinary people are happy with singular “they”, though often not as the only pronoun they’ll accept - but there’s still a sizeable proportion of the population that don’t like he, she, or they. In other words, there is no consensus, and it’s not likely there’ll be one for a long time. Facebook choosing the oldest and most common inclusive pronoun is not a surprise, but I wonder whether it’ll be suitable for all nonbinary Facebook users, and I wonder whether it’ll affect the pronoun climate in the future. Will this bring us closer to what many nonbinary people want, which is a consensus on one inclusive pronoun, so that people can use our pronouns more easily and social dysphoria is thus reduced? Will binary cis people be all like, “Facebook says nonbinary people are called “they” so I’m going to call you “they” even though that’s not what you want me to call you”?


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May 18, 2014
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Petitions you can sign to support nonbinary genders

lottelodge:

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Any more for me to add? I’ll edit as and when. :)


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May 4, 2014
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July 14th: International Nonbinary Day »


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May 1, 2014
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We’re crowdsourcing a document to give to organisations to tell them how to be gender inclusive!

lottelodge:

Here it is in a lovely Google Doc.

It’s all organised by the Nonbinary Gender Inclusion Project on Facebook.


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Apr 29, 2014
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The Non-Binary Gender Inclusion Project

lottelodge:

Hello!

You should go and have a look at the Non-Binary Gender Inclusion Project. From their Facebook page:

About

Aiming for non-binary gender inclusion on the forms and literature of every organisation which interacts with the public in the UK.

Description

Imagine having to lie about your gender to register for a bank account or not being able to get post from your utilities with an appropriate title. That’s the day-to-day reality for many of us who have a non-binary gender identity. We plan to change it.

We’re asking for companies and groups who interact with the public to make their literature and forms non-binary inclusive by taking these 3 easy steps:

1) If you ask for people’s gender, the options should include male, female & other

2) If you ask for a title you should allow users to both type in their own title and to select no title

3) Avoid using phrases like “men and women” if you intend to refer to everyone. For example, instead of saying “men and women welcome”, you could say “people of all genders welcome”.

Please join and help us campaign.

They also have a Twitter account: @nonbinaryUK


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Feb 26, 2014
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WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Legally Recognize Non-Binary Genders

lottelodge:

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87,359 signatures left to sign in 23 days. That’s about 3,800 per day.

Get on it, most excellent Tumblrians.


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Feb 14, 2014
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Facebook have opened up their gender options, and the gender-inclusive pronoun they've chosen is singular "they". »

lottelodge:

You can fill in any gender you like!


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Feb 9, 2014
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Trans Woman Releases Bathroom-Finder App Refuge Restrooms »

lottelodge:

And here is the website: Refuge Restrooms

It’s open source, yay! But new and lacking somewhat in UK listings. I encourage you to add your local safe toilets.

(Source: projectqueer, via cassolotl)


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Jan 20, 2014
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kay-is-for-kookie:

alloutorg:

So excited and proud to start the new year sharing space with the Purpose office.. check out our awesome gender-neutral restroom signs.
Download your own here and spread the word!


See? It’s not so hard!

kay-is-for-kookie:

alloutorg:

So excited and proud to start the new year sharing space with the Purpose office.. check out our awesome gender-neutral restroom signs.

Download your own here and spread the word!

See? It’s not so hard!

(Source: alloutorg)


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Jan 7, 2014
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Early day motion 907 - LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH A PARTICULAR GENDER (No. 2) »

lottelodge:

As promised, Julian Huppert MP has replaced the previous version of this EDM, 889, which was untabled within 48 hours because Simon Hughes was promoted to Justice Minister. Wow, someone in the House really doesn’t want to talk about this, huh?

This is a new EDM, and so it will need resigning by the MPs who signed it last time.

My last version of this post has over 1,600 notes and a dead link. Please reblog, and if you’re in the UK please write to your MP asking them to sign.

This motion is a really big deal for nonbinary and intersex folks in the UK. As far as I’m aware it is the only way we’re ever going to have official documentation that doesn’t have M or F on it.

If you’re in the UK, find your MP and write to them using WriteToThem.com (it’s so easy, great website, takes 5 minutes) and ask them to support this motion. Mention EDM 889 for X on passports.

If you’re not in the UK and you think you have British followers, please consider reblogging.