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Merriam-Webster has announced the personal pronoun “they” is their word of the year for 2019, after a staggering increase in searches on the dictionary’s website. Merriam-Webster reported lookups for the word increased by 313 per cent this year, compared to 2018. In September, the dictionary added the new definition explaining “they” is “used to refer …

international pronouns day

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and pronouns remain contentious issues in the general community and even sometimes in LGBTIQ communities. Indeed, some people struggle to keep up with the terminology. So on International Pronouns Day, here’s a crossword to help in understanding. Scroll down for crossword Humans, are now and always were, all the same, but …

international non-binary day

International Non-Binary Day is this Sunday July 14, and festivities to celebrate the community are happening this Saturday. Firstly, Clarence Corner Book Shop Café in Woolloongabba will host an International Non-Binary Day celebration. There’s also a craft and market afternoon from 3 pm, and a dance party from 6 pm, featuring DJ Boom Boom Bean …

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Queer Eye‘s grooming guru Jonathan Van Ness has revealed he identifies as non-binary. The Netflix star told Out magazine that he “prefers he/him pronouns but does not identify as a man.” “The older I get, the more I think that I’m non-binary — I’m gender nonconforming,” he said. “Like, some days I feel like a …

Sam Smith non-binary

Sam Smith has revealed in a new interview that he does not identify with any one gender and considers himself non-binary and genderqueer. The singer has appeared on the first episode of actress Jameela Jamil’s Instagram Live show I Weigh Interviews. In the candid half-hour interview, Smith discussed his relationship with his own body image …

Victorian government

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services’ Pride Network has backed a new campaign encouraging people to use gender-neutral language, including pronouns like “they” and “them” instead of “he” and “she”. The department is promoting the first Wednesday of every month as “They Day,” with staff given the option to wear stickers with their …

The non-binary flag, a stock photo

An inclusive Brisbane event will be held this Saturday to celebrate International Non-Binary Day. The day is recognised on July 14 every year, and one of the event’s organisers Jade Mirabito said the event came about in response to transphobia and to give Brisbane’s gender diverse community and their allies a safe, inclusive place to …

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By Damien Riggs, Flinders University For any person needing medical care, informed consent is vital. Yet for transgender people, informed consent may be hindered by how medical professionals share information. This is especially the case in the context of reproductive health, where speaking about reproductive materials is often highly gendered. Both the World Professional Association …

Brisbane non-binary activist Jade Mirabito performs on stage

By Jade Mirabito Gosh, gender is a bizarre thing. It took me many years to carve out a nook that feels comfortable in regards to terminology, expression, presentation, language for me and my body, spaces I can use, and so many countless little things you don’t really realise is a decision you can make until …

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Growing Up As A Queer Person Of Colour Being a person of color who is queer, having issues around gender identity and mental health is what I like to call a 4-tier-whammy of complications. If you identify with even one of those above concepts, you possibly know what I mean. People of color worldwide have …

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