In recent years, the world is positively becoming more aware of the LGBTQ+ community, however, the lot is still been stigmatized and looked down upon in many parts of the world. This stigmatization emerges from a severe lack of education among the population, primarily from those who don’t want to discuss sexual orientations altogether.
One should understand that biological sex and gender are two different things. Biological sex can be male or female but gender, being a social construct, is fluid.
In April 2015, India recognized transgenders as the “third gender” that comes under neither female nor male, however, it should be noted that the real gender of a transgender person is decided by their pronouns.
A transgender is any person who identifies with a gender other than their biological sex. On the other hand, non-binary people choose not to categorize themselves in either male or female categories. Non-binary identities usually fall under the transgender umbrella, since non-binary people typically identify with a gender that is different from their biological sex, though some non-binary individuals do not consider themselves transgender.
Non-binary people do not adhere to a man-woman gender binary. It should be noted that not all transgender people are non-binary!
This is because they can identify themselves as either a male or female. For example, a transwoman born with the male biological sex identifies herself as a woman with pronouns she/ her.
Transgender is an umbrella term that includes binary people (trans women and men) and non-binary people. Anyone who identifies with a gender other than their biological sex is a transgender.
The non-binary is a category of people who can be gender fluid, multi-gender, pangender, asexual, bisexual, and demisexual.
Having said that, next time you introduce yourself, include your pronouns!