International Non-Binary Day

14/07/2020 Off By admin

The 14th of July is International Non-Binary Day!

To all of our Non-Binary clients, thank you for attending our service! We are working on becoming more non-binary inclusive so if you enjoy the service or if you have some feedback for us, please email info@mclinic.org.au

For those of you that are not aware of what non-binary is, here’s a little definition:

Some societies have a binary definition of gender, being either male or female. A non-binary person is someone that identifies outside of those binary definitions of gender.

For example, some people have a gender that blends elements of being a man or a woman, or a gender that is different than either male or female. Some people don’t identify with any gender. Some people’s gender changes over time.

Some non-binary people may also refer to themselves as genderqueer, agender and/or bigender. 

A change in the way you address people is a big step in the right direction in making your interactions more non-binary inclusive. If you don’t know someones gender identity/pronouns, you can try the following:

Instead of his or hers, say theirs

Instead of ladies and gentleman, say distinguished guests

Instead of men and women, say everyone

Instead of lady/man in the blue shirtsay person in the blue shirt

Instead of saying guys, say folks

It’s also important not to assume people’s pronouns. Many people identify with they/them pronouns so if you don’t know, just ask them. More information on pronouns can be found here: https://pronouns.minus18.org.au/

Thanks!

M Clinic team