UK General Election: Nonbinary Campaign Results and Final Analysis

An extract from a chart showing the percentage of each political party's election candidates that pledged to support nonbinary people

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

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UK General Election: Nonbinary Campaign Exceeds 700 Pledges

UK Trans Info Non-binary Election Campaign, This Campaign is Supported By...

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

UK General Election: Ask Your Candidates To Pledge Support For Nonbinary Rights

"Polling Station" sign attached to black metal railings

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

Not This Nor That: DIVA Magazine, The Equality Act 2010 and Misrepresentation

The top of the April 2015 issue of DIVA magazine, showing the red title, the very tops of 2 heads and the text 'Melissa Etheridge 'Before I came out, nobody was out"

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

PinkNews UK General Election Political Debate – X Passports Question

A still from the PinkNews General Election Debate video showing the moderator and all 5 of the panelists

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

United Kingdom Census 2011 – Summary and Analysis

Earlier this year I wrote about the controversy around the question 'What is your sex?' in the 2011 United Kingdom census. In that article I established that the question of 'sex' was intended to record how the respondent subjectively saw their identity and that the Office for National Statistics and the Census Customer Services were… Continue reading United Kingdom Census 2011 – Summary and Analysis

Neutrois Nonsense: SEPTA’s Gender Discrimination

Blog Neutrois Nonsense covers why SEPTA's insistence on including prominent binary gender identifiers on monthly travel passes is discriminatory towards trans*, genderqueer, gender variant and non-binary identified people and likely to cause inconvenience or exclusion. For those of you who don’t know, SEPTA is the SouthEastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority – ie, the one and only… Continue reading Neutrois Nonsense: SEPTA’s Gender Discrimination

A call for examples

Practical Androgyny needs you! Examples of the following are needed for future articles. Please get in touch if you're aware of: Organisations that allow non-binary genders to be recorded on their registration/application forms, especially if you have visual evidence Banks or credit card companies that allow their debit or credit cards to be issued without… Continue reading A call for examples

United Kingdom Census 2011

Here in the UK we're asked to complete a census every 10 years. It is a legal requirement that all households accurately record certain details of those present on the day of the census, these details include each person's 'sex'. Unfortunately this question is worded simply as: 2, What is your sex? [] Male  … Continue reading United Kingdom Census 2011