Dr. Helen

Should I Check Non-Binary?

I went to one of my psychological organizations to register and saw that it now has a form for gender: male, female or non-binary. Non-binary? Okay, if you are in the dark about this, here is more on the term:

Genderqueer (GQ), also termed non-binary or gender-expansive, is a catch-all category for gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine‍—‌identities which are thus outside of the gender binary and cisnormativity.[1] Genderqueer people may identify as one or more of the following:

having an overlap of, or indefinite lines between, gender identity;[2]
having two or more genders (being bigender, trigender, or pangender);
having no gender (being agender, nongendered, genderless, genderfree or neutrois);
moving between genders or having a fluctuating gender identity (genderfluid);[3] or
being third gender or other-gendered, a category which includes those who do not place a name to their gender.[4]

Well, I guess I’ll put down non-binary. If you can’t beat them, join them?