a gender identity in which individuals do not identify as being strictly male or female. It is also an umbrella term for a wide variety of gender identities on the gender spectrum which are not strictly male or female; that is, as the name suggests, identities that are not binary.
Nonbinary individuals are typically transgender, as they have transitioned away – in some form – from their sex assigned at birth, although not all nonbinary individuals may identify themselves as such. Many, but not all, nonbinary people have experienced gender dysphoria.
Originally published: 21st July, 2020
Last modified: 12th January, 2022