Jennifer Lopez posted a message of support for her sister’s child, who happens to be non-binary.
Brendan was represented their school at the Global Young Leaders Conference in DC, and, like any proud aunt would, Jennifer Lopez wanted the whole world to know.
“Brendan is strong and smart and loving and a obviously a leader!!” Lopez wrote. “Titi Jenn loves you!!”
Lopez’s followers on Instagram generally appreciated her use of gender-neutral pronouns “they” and “their” to refer to Brendan.
There does not appear to be a term that people have settled on for a sibling’s non-binary children, a word “niece” or “nephew” without a definition rooted in binary gender. A little googling turned up the suggestions of “nibling” and “chibling.”
This is Brendan my sister Leslie's second child!! They were the one person selected to represent their school at #globalyoungleadersconference in Washington DC!!! And I couldn't be more proud!!! Brendan is strong and smart and loving and a obviously a leader!! Titi Jenn loves you!! #superproudauntie #familia❤