I Didn't Knew These 8 Celebrities Have Came Out As Non-binary. Did You?
In recent years, we've seen an increasing number of non-binary celebrities open up about their gender identity.
Non-binary, according to Dictionary.com, is described as "an umbrella word for any gender identification that does not fall neatly into the male-female gender dichotomy. People who identify as non-binary gender (also known as genderqueer) may, for example, identify as having no gender, lie anywhere on a gender spectrum between male and female, or identify as completely outside of binary gender identities "
While many non-binary people use they/them pronouns, others use the pronouns corresponding with the sex to which they were born. A lot of celebrities have opened up and spoken publicly about their gender identity, and we're slowly starting to see some mainstream representation. Here are some non-binary celebrities who have been opening up about their gender identity.
Demi Lovato declared in May 2021 that she is non-binary and will use they/them pronouns. Demi said in an Instagram video: "I've been doing some healing and self-reflection work for the past year and a half, and as a result of that work, I've discovered that I identify as non-binary.
As a result, I'll be using they/them as my pronouns going forward. This, I believe, best expresses the flexibility I experience in my gender expression and allows me to feel most real and true to the person I know and continue to explore."
During an interview for Jameela Jamil's "I Weigh" platform in 2019, Sam Smith came out as non-binary. They/them pronouns are used by the performer, who previously told The Sunday Times that they consider themselves to be in the midst of the gender continuum.
Sam said: "I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much a woman as I am man."
Via Continental Beauty
YouTuber Trisha Paytas claimed they were non-binary in a YouTube video in April 2021. Trisha expressed herself as follows: "I have days when I truly identify as he/him, as a guy, and it helps me feel protected when I'm male [...] People don't get it because my shell doesn't always match that of a guy, and I'm more of a cis female, a frilly lady, a drag queen, or whatever. My lady side's drag, cosplay, or whatever you want to call it is really just me playing dress up, and I enjoy it."
Trisha, who uses she/her/them/them pronouns, previously stated that they would be using they/them pronouns to raise their future children.
Miley Cyrus has previously indicated that she identifies as gender fluid since she does not believe her gender identification fits neatly into a box. The singer remarked in a 2015 interview with TIME: "I'm just on par with you. I'm just in the middle. It has nothing to do with any of my physical features, how I dress, or how I appear. It's exactly how I'm feeling."
Miley hasn't stated her pronouns in public and instead uses she/her.
Gigi Goode, the runner-up on season 12 of RuPaul's Drag Race, came out as trans and non-binary in 2021. "Around eight months ago in January, right at the beginning of the year, I chose to begin the process of hormone replacement therapy," Gigi stated in a video on Instagram. Gigi said she used her time in lockdown to think about her gender identity, saying that she is "going further towards the non-binary side of" being genderfluid.
"I'm just going to look a little more feminine or born a girl," she continued. I identify as a transgender, non-binary individual, although I prefer to use she/her pronouns."
Jonathan Van Ness
Jonathan Van Ness announced his non-binary identity in 2019. The Queer Eye star uses he/him pronouns, but he doesn't mind being referred to as they/them or she/her either.
Jonathan stated in an interview with Out Magazine that the older he gets, the more he identifies with being non-binary. "I don't identify as a woman or a man. For example, some days I feel like a man, while others I feel like a lady." He said, " "I believe that gender is frequently exploited to divide and separate people. It's this societal construct in which I don't feel as comfortable as I once did."
Indya Moore is a transgender woman who is non-binary. The Pose star claimed in a now-deleted tweet: "I'm non binary, feminine, and Agender is a good fit for me. They/them/theirs are my pronouns. I am constantly correcting people. They ignore me at times, which I tolerate to avoid conflict or aggravation, but it's terrible to feel like I'm 'too much' in a culture that continuously takes from trans people."
Janelle discussed her gender identification in greater depth on Red Table Talk in April 2022, and her agent confirmed to Rolling Stone that she would continue to use she/her pronouns. She went on to say: "I don't perceive myself primarily as a woman. I'm aware of every ounce of my power. I believe that God is much larger than 'he' or'she,' and that if I am from God, I am everything. However, I will always, always support women. I will always be a supporter of Black women. But, beyond the binary, I see everything that I am."