It’s International Non-Binary People’s Day, also known as a great day to learn more about prominent people in the non-binary community.
Non-binary people have existed for as long as humans have. In some historical cultures, people living outside the gender binary were revered as spiritual leaders.
While Western colonisation wiped many of these traditions out (due to the Christian ideal of the heteronormative nuclear family unit), non-binary people continue to exist – though the language we use to describe ourselves has evolved.
At a time when non-binary people around the world have vastly uneven access to healthcare, discrimination protection and legal gender recognition, this International Non-Binary People’s Day is a good time for us to remember how many non-binary people are out, proud and disrupting the gender binary.