12 celebrities who don’t identify as either male or female
These 12 Hollywood stars have opened up about rejecting the gender binary.
“Stay With Me” singer Sam Smith, “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness, “Pose” star Indya Moore, and “Billions” star Asia Kate Dillon all identify as gender non-binary.
To be gender non-binary means that a person feels like they don’t fit into a strictly “male” or “female” category.
Others, like “Star Wars” actor Billy Dee Williams and “Batwoman” star Ruby Rose, have embraced a more fluid, label-free approach.
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A rising number of Hollywood stars are publicly embracing fluidity and challenging gender norms.
When a person identifies as non-binary, it means that they don’t conform to the gender stereotypes that come with being assigned “male” or “female” at birth. Other people prefer not to use labels, but fall somewhere within the gender spectrum. Many people with fluid gender identities also prefer to use more inclusive pronouns, such as “they” and “them.”
Here’s a list of 12 celebrities who don’t strictly identify as male or female.
Angélica Acevedo contributed to a previous version of this post.
Billy Dee Williams said he identifies with both genders.
“And you see I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine,” the “Star Wars” actor told Esquire. “I’m a very soft person. I’m not afraid to show that side of myself.”
In fact, when Donald Glover portrayed a young version of Williams’ character Lando Calrissian in 2018’s “Solo,” he purposefully played with the notion of fluidity — a decision that Williams applauded.
“That kid is brilliant,” he told Esquire.
Sam Smith is now using they/them pronouns “after a lifetime of being at war with my gender.”
In a 2017 interview with The Sunday Times, Smith said they feel “just as much …read more
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