5 Non-Binary Celebrities Deconstructing Gender in Public
Between 25 and 35% of transgender populations around the world identify as non-binary. So it’s hardly surprising that more and more non-binary celebrities have been engaging with the topic of gender in recent years.
Want to know more about who has been championing the fight for enby people around the world? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Read on to find out which five non-binary celebrities who’ve used their platforms to discuss gender and to discover what they had to say.
1. Sam Smith
Sam Smith made headlines around the world when they took to Instagram to announce their change of pronouns in September 2013. So far the post has received over 600,000 likes.
However, their questioning of gender in the public eye goes all the way back to a 2017 interview with the Sunday Times. During this interview, Sam claimed that they feel as much like a woman as they do as a man.
They describe their relationship with gender as being a fluid balance between female and male identities. However, it was only when Sam learned about the enby definition that they realized this was something they related to.
2. Brigette Lundy-Paine
Brigette Lundy-Paine, star of Atypical on Netflix, is another of these celebrities who recently took to Instagram to confirm their identity as ‘non-binary’.
They explained that they have always felt like a bit of a boy and a bit of a girl, adding that this also made them feel like neither. They also wrote that using the popular non-binary pronouns ‘they/them’ felt right for them.
Brigette concluded the post encouraging others to celebrate being non-binary by joining the post. She spoke directly to them saying “u r beautiful and u r whole”.
3. Indya Moore
You may be familiar with Indya Moore from the cast of FX’s Pose, although you may be surprised to find out that they were actually labeled as male at birth. Indya has spoken extensively about how they identify as non-binary specifically, rather than as a famous transgender person.
They have spoken about how people often now identify them among female celebrities rather than as non-binary. They’ve also spoken about how frustrating it can be when people refuse to use your chosen pronouns.
4. Jonathan Van Ness
Jonathan Van Ness was already an icon in the LGTBQI+ community before they announced that they identify as non-binary. In December 2019, they became the first-ever non-binary cover star of the UK’s Cosmopolitan.
Jonathan describes gender as something that society often uses to divide people. They use the term ‘gender non-conforming’ to describe their experience of being non-binary. They say that some days they feel like a man and on others, they feel like a woman.
5. Amandla Stenberg
Amandla Stenberg’s face may be familiar to you. She first rose to fame as Rue in 2012’s The Hunger Games and recently starred in The Hate U Give.
Unlike other non-binary celebrities, Amandla has actually rejected the use of the ‘they/them’ pronouns. She claimed that she didn’t feel she needed to use them in order to feel comfortable in her own skin. She has, however, expressed full support for other members of the non-binary community using them.
All Hail These Non-Binary Celebrities!
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