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    13 Celebrities Who Don't Identify Within The Gender Binary

    "People think of gender as a finite and objective thing that starts here and it ends here, and you go from one place to another. And it's not that. For me, it just keeps going."

    1. Jonathan Van Ness

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    Jonathan identifies as nonbinary and genderqueer. He told Cosmopolitan UK, “For me, when I came out as nonbinary, I didn’t use ‘they/them’. I am literally OK with 'he', 'she' or 'they'. I’ve never felt the binary was something I fit into anyway, even though I didn’t know there was anything I could do about it…Sometimes ‘her’ is something I totes want to dim and other times it’s not.”

    2. Amandla Stenberg

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    Amandla is nonbinary and believes that gender "can be pretty much whatever you want it to be" and that "gender as we’ve set it up in current-day society doesn’t actually exist.” In regards to her pronouns, they told People, "I’ve said before that I’m comfortable with using the pronouns ‘they’ or ‘them’ alongside ‘she’ and ‘her’ just because that’s a conversation that’s important to me.”

    3. Sam Smith

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    In a 2019 interview with Jameela Jamil on I Weigh Interviews, Sam said, “When I saw the nonbinary, genderqueer, and I read into it, and I heard these people speaking, I was like, ‘Fuck, that is me.’” They went on to say, "That’s how I take it: I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between. It’s all on the spectrum.” Later that same year, Sam took to Twitter share that their pronouns are they/them. 

    4. Demi Lovato

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    In May, Demi shared in an Instagram post that they identify as nonbinary and use they/them pronouns. Demi said, "This has come after a lot of healing and self-reflective work. I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson."

    5. Brigette Lundy-Paine

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    On their now-deleted Instagram page, Brigette came out as nonbinary, saying "I’m nonbinary, always felt a lil bit boy, lil bit girl, lil bit neither...Using they/them as of late n it feels right. Scary AF to come out n been rly putting this off. But I feel I owe it to myself and to all of us who struggle w/ gender.”

    6. Theo Germaine

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    Theo, who previously identified as transgender and is now nonbinary, explained how their views on gender have evolved since first coming out. In an interview with Vogue, he said, "Because I grew up around these rigid gender roles, when I was 18, 19, my coming-out process was about over-correcting myself in order to fit into this other part of society...During that process, I was like, ‘Yep, I’m definitely a boy, I use he/him pronouns, nothing else.’ At the time, I still kind of felt like I was in the middle, but that space to exist in was very small. The work environments that I was in were very masculine and kind of intimidating, and I was trying to blend in." They began identifying as nonbinary at age 22, saying, "I was like, ‘I’m just going to do whatever I want and I hope that some other people follow suit.’”

    Theo's pronouns are he/him and they/them. He told Advocate, "...I really like both. I think that my history is being a very masc person and existing on one half of this big spectrum. I love being called 'he' and I love being called 'they.'"

    7. Janelle Monáe

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    In 2020, Janelle retweeted a now-deleted Stephen Universe meme that said “I’m not a woman, I’m not a man, I’m an experience," adding the caption "#IAmNonbinary" in support of the community. While the tweet was not intended as her coming out as nonbinary, she told Variety, "The meme is what resonated with me...and I said, 'Fuck yes! That’s me.' You know, in the same way when Prince said, 'I’m not a woman/ I’m not a man/ I’m something that you’ll never understand' in 'I Would Die 4 U' — that resonated with me. I feel my feminine, I feel my masculine, I feel energy that I can’t really explain."

    Janelle, however, does not feel the need to publicly share her preferred pronouns. In response to her Wikipedia page switching between she/her and they/them pronouns, Janelle responded, “People can call me whatever it is they want to call me. I know who I am. I know my journey. And I don’t have to declare anything.”

    8. Lachlan Watson

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    Lachlan is nonbinary, and explained their feelings on gender in Netflix's What I Wish You Knew: About Being Nonbinary, saying, "People think of gender as a finite and objective thing that starts here and it ends here, and you go from one place to another. And it's not that. For me, it just keeps going. It's a continuing line, it's just walking straight in the woods and not really knowing where I'm going." According to their Instagram profile, Lachlan's pronouns are they/them.

    9. Indya Moore

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    Indya is trans and nonbinary. In a 2019 L'Officiel interview with their Pose co-star Mj Rodriguez, Indya said, "I don't really talk about it that much," because "I don't feel like people really are there yet for understanding it, which I don't mind, but I also acknowledge the way people see me as a woman. And because I'm seen as a woman, a cis woman or binary presenting, people are going to hold me up to those same standards that women are held up to." 

    In a now-deleted tweet from the same year, they shared that, "I’m non binary, femme, Agender feels fitting too. My pronouns: they/them/theirs. I correct people often. At times they ignore me & I tolerate it to avoid conflict/irritation but it's upsetting to feel like i'm 'too much' in a world that takes so much from trans people constantly." 

    10. Asia Kate Dillon

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    For Asia, playing Taylor Mason on Billions actually helped them better understand their nonbinary identity. They told ABC News, "When I got to the script for Billions and the character breakdown...said female and nonbinary, a little light bulb went off in my head.... I did a little bit of research and discovered that female is an assigned sex and nonbinary is in reference to gender identity and those are two different things. It finally helped me put language to a feeling that I'd had my entire life." Asia's pronouns are they/them.

    11. Nico Tortorella

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    In their book, “Space Between," Nico explained, “Today, [my wife] and I both identify as nonbinary and prefer ‘they/them’ pronouns.” In an interview with ABC News, they discussed their pronouns, saying, “It's still a work in progress for everyone. I still mess up sometimes, too...For me, ‘they/them’ fully encompasses all of it that exists in my own multi-dimensional dynamic being. Right? It just feels more inclusive. It feels wider.”

    12. Bex Taylor-Klaus

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    In 2018, Bex took to Twitter to announce, "I came out as trans nonbinary in a room full of people today. Guess it’s time for me to do that on here, too... Hi. I’m Bex, and the rumors are true. I’m v enby." Bex's pronouns are they/them according to their Instagram profile.

    13. Miley Cyrus

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    In an interview with TIME in 2015, Miley explained that she identifies as gender fluid, though she doesn't like labels. She added, “I’m just equal. I’m just even. It has nothing to do with any parts of me or how I dress or how I look. It’s literally just how I feel." Miley has not publicly shared her preferred pronouns.

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