The UK Trans Info Nonbinary Election Campaign allowed candidates to continue to pledge to support the rights and legal recognition of nonbinary people right up to the close of polls at 10pm on election day. The 2015 United Kingdom general election is now over and the results have been declared. Overall Performance of the Nonbinary… Continue reading UK General Election: Nonbinary Campaign Results and Final Analysis
On the 10th of April, Practical Androgyny joined 8 other groups in helping to launch a campaign asking the candidates in this week's UK general election to pledge to support nonbinary rights. At 10am today (2nd of May) that campaign reached the impressive milestone of securing pledges from more than 700 of the election candidates,… Continue reading UK General Election: Nonbinary Campaign Exceeds 700 Pledges
In the run up to the general election on the 7th of May, Practical Androgyny joins 8 other groups supporting a campaign for nonbinary rights in the United Kingdom. This campaign asks parliamentary candidates to show their support for the roughly 1 in every 250 people in the UK who describe their gender in another… Continue reading UK General Election: Ask Your Candidates To Pledge Support For Nonbinary Rights
Hello to new readers who have found this site through the article 'Not This Nor That' on page 43 of this month's DIVA magazine (April 2015). This was an important article drawing attention to the lack of legal recognition and protection for nonbinary people in the United Kingdom, and highlighting the important work of activists… Continue reading Not This Nor That: DIVA Magazine, The Equality Act 2010 and Misrepresentation
X passports question in video at 1 hour, 14 minutes, 37 seconds. Earlier today the UK LGBT news site, PinkNews, ran a political debate in the run up to the 2015 UK general election. Representatives from 5 political parties were present and were posed questions from both the audience and a Google Hangout. Late in… Continue reading PinkNews UK General Election Political Debate – X Passports Question
This report attempts to assemble and analyse useful sources to determine how many people identify outside of the gender binary in the United Kingdom. This was in part motivated by my previous post reporting on the number of people who left the 'sex' question on the 2001 UK Census blank, having been cited as a figure… Continue reading How many people in the United Kingdom are nonbinary?
A new version of the excellent Mx Evidence document establishing usage and acceptance of the Mx gender-inclusive title (equivalent to Miss, Mr or Ms) in the United Kingdom has recently been released by the Genderqueer Activist site (run by activist Cassian Lodge). This records examples of acceptance by organisations such as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA),… Continue reading When was the Mx gender-inclusive title created?
Recently this post by Natalie Reed on the use of 'trans*' was proving controversial among many of the nonbinary and genderqueer people I follow on Twitter. I've talked about 'trans*' before, most recently when answering the Beyond The Binary panel, question 4. I personally have mixed feelings about words involving punctuation marks, especially ones that confuse… Continue reading About that often misunderstood asterisk
In the September issue of DIVA, the "lifestyle magazine for lesbian and bi women in the UK", Meg Barker wrote a feature article 'Gender beyond the binary' (featured on the cover as 'Queering Gender') exploring nonbinary gender identities. In response to this article, Hattie Lucas wrote an article for Lesbilicious "the web's tastiest lesbian magazine" asking 'Non-binary… Continue reading Lesbilicious writer asks how ‘helpful’ nonbinary gender is
After a successful project where a panel of trans people answered 21 questions, CN Lester is again asking for questions about trans* issues, this time focusing on the experiences of people with genders beyond the binary. A new panel has been formed, and I'm pleased to be among the people who'll be answering your questions… Continue reading A call for questions about gender beyond the binary