In honor of the day, TAIMI — the world’s first LGBTQI+ social network and dating app decided to post a list of ways to support non-binary people and showcase your allyship on July 14th and beyond! Now, some of you may or may not know the actual definition of non-binary. It is an umbrella term that refers to people whose gender identity goes beyond “man” or “woman”. Some non-binary people can identify with some aspects of binary identities, while others completely reject them.
Also, an important note: non-binary people’s identity can be both a man and a woman or be fluid, or completely outside the binary. NON-BINARY is NOT the same as trans. Many non-binary people do not identify themselves as transgender. Trans people may describe themselves using a variety of terms including transgender, transsexual, gender-queer, gender-fluid, non-binary, gender-variant, genderless, third gender, bi-gender, trans man, trans woman, trans masculine, trans feminine, and many more. It’s very important to respect the language someone uses to define themselves.So, what can we all do to be an ally to non-binary people? Here are a few tips from TAIMI — LGBTQI+ social network and dating app. Pronouns are important. Introduce yourself with your name and pronouns, and ask the other party to share their name and pronouns. Avoid using binary language, instead of “ladies and gentlemen” use everyone, guests, friends, etc. Don’t use Mr./Mrs./Ms. In cases where titles are absolutely necessary opt for alternatives such as MxAvoid using father, sister, boyfriend, etc. instead use words that define the relationship not gender i.e. parents, sibling, partner, etc. Indicate your pronouns on social media and e-mail signatureDon’t use he/she unless you know for sure those are the pronouns the person is using, instead use the singular they. Use hashtag #ThisIsWhatNonBinaryLooksLike to show your support, raise awareness and learn more about the experience of non-binary people.
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to be an ally. To TAIMI being an ally means listening and offering a helping hand, raising awareness and speaking out, bringing attention to the issue and standing on guard of it, fighting for what is right and not being afraid to voice your opinion. To TAIMI being an ally means that you are ready to be a loud and clear voice that is with LGBTQI+ people every step of the way. Get TAIMI HEREFollow the latest on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramABOUT TAIMI: TAIMI has several layers of verification, 24/7 profile moderation, around-the-clock live support, and PIN/Fingerprint/Face recognition. TAIMI has zero-tolerance for judgment, discrimination, hate or aggression. TAIMI is free and available to download in the App Store and Google Play. A subscription-based premium version is also available.
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