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

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?

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

Trans Camp video responses

The UK trans* activist organisation Trans Media Action is running Trans Camp on January 13th at the offices of Channel 4. Trans Camp will bring together trans* people, developers, designers and innovators to come up with ideas to improve the lives of trans* people using web technologies and the media. In order to make sure… Continue reading Trans Camp video responses

Being Constructive About the Independent on Sunday Pink List

Last weekend the UK Independent on Sunday released their annual 'Pink List', described each year as a 'celebration of the gay and lesbian community'. It's been a tradition of mine to look through lists such as these each year and bemoan the lack of representation for the wider LGBT and queer communities. Last year's list… Continue reading Being Constructive About the Independent on Sunday Pink List