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Being Nonbinary at Texas State University

Definition of nonbinary

c: relating to or being a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that is neither entirely male nor entirely female

Merriam-Webster

Nonbinary is an umbrella term for anyone who doesn’t consider themselves fully male or fully female. It means someone doesn’t fit neatly into a binary gender, but what that means exactly varies wildly from person to person.

Take a listen to the first episode of EnbyCast, a podcast about being nonbinary by four nonbinary people. Join us as we discuss school, experiences, and work.

Take a listen to a quick audio story about gender neutral bathrooms at Texas State.

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Zachary Verd, they/them

“I don’t care about my gender so neither should anyone else”

Zachary Verd
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Jorrie Watkins, they/them

“Trying to change my presentation to match my gender has been hard simply because I don’t feel like I have any connection to a single definitive gender. I use they/them pronouns, I dress as androgynous as I can, and try to present as eccentric as I can just because I’m not sure which direction to even aim for.”

Jorrie Watkins
Cameron Farmer-Hornbuckle, they/them, he/him

“They never advertise gender-neutral restrooms as gender neutral. It’s always just “Family Bathroom.” I guess I identify as a family now.”

Cameron Farmer-Hornbuckle
Isaac Segura, they/them

“I know I look masculine, but that means nothing! I am a genderless muscle!”

Isaac Segura
Nick Nickerson, they/them

“Sometimes I wonder whether it would be easier to just come out as a trans man and use him/him than use they/them and identify as nonbinary”

Nick Nickerson
Jay Prather, they/them

“I probably won’t come out wherever I work, it changes how people view you, plus you can still get fired for that sort of thing.”

Jay Prather
Derek Miller, they/them

“If somebody misgenders me I’m usually just like “aha” and I walk away. It’s not like I’m going to change your perspective on those things in this time. The best I can do is just introduce myself and be adamantly myself.”

Derek Miller
Magan Wan, they/them

“I just want to be myself, even if its not what other people expect of me.”

-Magan Wan

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