In a world where full equality is still just a dream, it's so important to have people speaking out and making sure that everyone feels empowered and valid. Identity is complicated and confusing, but it's way easier to find yourself when you have support, love, and respect. We still have so much to do when it comes to making sure that nonbinary people feel that support — here are some projects doing the work.
LifeOutsideTheBinary is a “nonbinary transgender information centre.” Loaded with resources for non-binary folks as well as for allies, this hyper inclusive website encourages submissions and is very much a collaborative project. It was created by Lane Patriquin, a 20-year-old genderfluid androgyne from Canada, but is supplemented by several moderators based in the UK and the US.
2. No Gender, No Problem
No Gender, No Problem celebrates and creates visibility around non-binary identities. They sell really rad tees and other merch, and they have a blog where writers discuss their thoughts and experiences as non-binary folks. Tip: their team is on the search for volunteers!
DarkMatter is a “nonbinary trans south asian artist collaboration composed of alok & janani.” DarkMatter is also something you have to, have to, have to keep up with. If you find yourself frustrated by the whitewashed, super cis/male/gay way that mainstream queer spaces discuss things like gender and sexual identity, you’ll feel intense solidarity with this incredibly talented collab.
Started by Sam Dylan Finch, a non-binary writer, Let’s Queer Things Up! is “a blog that explores a variety of queer and feminist topics – everything from mental health, to body image, to LGBTQIA+ rights.” If you like your research to be unapologetic and extremely validating, this blog should be your new go-to.
5. Nonbinary Inclusion Project
This UK-specific project is a great example of something we should have in the US (if we don’t already!). From their website, “The Nonbinary Inclusion Project is a grassroots organisation fighting for the inclusion and recognition of nonbinary people in law, media and everyday life within the UK.” They even have a best practice guide for how to better include nonbinary people in forms. Clearly, this is necessary as hell no matter where you live.