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?

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 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