How many people in the United Kingdom are nonbinary?

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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?

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About that often misunderstood asterisk

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

More ways to follow Practical Androgyny

Practical Androgyny's Tumblr page is regularly updated to highlight and add commentary to relevant posts shared by Tumblr users. Occasionally shorter original posts and links, videos and quotations from outside of Tumblr are shared. From now on all Practical Androgyny Tumblr content will also be crossposted to our Twitter feed and Facebook page, as will… Continue reading More ways to follow Practical Androgyny

Pink News: Interview with genderqueer performer CN Lester

PinkNews.co.uk: Genderqueer performer CN Lester, who identifies as neither male nor female, talks to Paris Lees about sexual harassment, operatic androgyny and a mutual fear of going blind. What harassment do you face? I don’t take hormones, so the majority of people perceive me as a woman, but obviously a woman who is transgressing gender… Continue reading Pink News: Interview with genderqueer performer CN Lester

Glossaries and other links

When I planned this site I saw people who already identified as trans*, genderqueer or gender variant as the primary audience. However since launching a week ago, I've had requests from people with very little knowledge or understanding of gender diversity asking for some sort of primer or glossary to help them understand some of… Continue reading Glossaries and other links