Video: Relaunching Practical Androgyny

Nat returns to relaunch Practical Androgyny, with a four-and-a-half minute long video explaining why they've been away for so long, and why they've come back. Click through to watch and read a full, formatted transcript with additional links https://practicalandrogyny.com/2017/04/14/video-relaunching-practical-androgyny/

Advertisements

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

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

How many people in the United Kingdom are nonbinary?

Part of a chart showing a grid of circles in blue, green and pink of different sizes, part of a vertical axis showing the numbers 1 and 2 is visible

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?

When was the Mx gender-inclusive title created?

Extract from the April 1977 issue of Single Parent magazine including the next "On second thought, maybe both sexes should be called Mx. That would solve the gender problem entirely."

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?

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

Lesbilicious writer asks how ‘helpful’ nonbinary gender is

In the September issue of DIVA, the "lifestyle magazine for lesbian and bi women in the UK", Meg-John 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

WAM!-It-Yourself: Improving Media Coverage Beyond The Binary

On Sunday March the 25th I took part in a radio-style talk show looking at how the media covers nonbinary and nonconforming gender and what we can do to make that coverage better. Hosted by Avory Faucette of QueerFeminism.com and Radically Queer as part of Women Action Media's WAM!-It-Yourself events, the show featured guests with expertise in gender-neutral parenting,… Continue reading WAM!-It-Yourself: Improving Media Coverage Beyond The Binary