Today is International Non-binary People’s Day and Twitter is celebrating with an outpouring of heartfelt emotion.
The hashtag #NonBinaryPeoplesDay is currently trending with thousands of tweets from supporters and enbies themselves. Here are some of the most moving we’ve seen so far today.
Linds Hays, from Wethersfeld, Connecticut, identifies as non-binary. Linds came out last year and they told LGBTQ Nation that the biggest challenge has been the need to explain what non-binary actually means.
“I want to try to educate people as much as I possibly can, but sometimes explaining my identity can be exhausting,” they said. “I try to encourage others to do the research. I knew I was non-binary but I don’t think I was prepared for all the questions people had about what being non-binary is.”
“I love today because it reminds me of who I am, and the work I had to do to discover myself,” Linds said. “I’m so happy I’m able to celebrate being non-binary, and I can be free to be who I really want to be. Today is a day to celebrate who I truly am without any apologies.”
Today is international #NonBinaryPeoplesDay and I’m actually getting very emotional thinking about my journey figuring out who I am + and finally finding a “label” that fit me 100 percent. 😭😭 PROUD to be non binary PROUD TO BE MYSELF 🖤🖤 pic.twitter.com/pu1jWZg8xn
— linds🖤 (@darkwebthot) July 14, 2020
— Winona Sharpe (@winnysharpe) July 14, 2020
"Being non-binary is such an interesting and unique experience – I wouldn't change it for the world. Non-binary people have always existed and always will.
— Mermaids (@Mermaids_Gender) July 14, 2020
Happy #NonBinaryPeoplesDay! I'm super proud to be non-binary, I love my non-binary friends and siblings you are all so awesome and just a reminder there is no one way to be non-binary, you are you and you are valid💕
— Kroov🏳️🌈 (@kroovv) July 14, 2020
Happy #NonBinaryPeoplesDay !!
We exist, we always have and you aren’t done hearing about us!!!
To my fellow enbies, I love you!!! I’m so proud of each and every one of you!!! pic.twitter.com/t5N9dDC4d1
— Alfie Shmalfie (@AlfieGameDev) July 14, 2020
happy #NonBinaryPeoplesDay !! only u know what ur gender is, don’t let anyone else try to define if for u!!!!! there is no specific criteria for what a nonbinary person should look like, so don’t let anyone use stereotypes as a way to invalidate u!!!! ur so very valid 🦋🌈☀️🤍 pic.twitter.com/BZrbtyBZJm
— alaina 🏹🤍 (bIm & ACAB) (@Iesbiangel) July 14, 2020
Just to remind ya'll that today is #NonBinaryPeoplesDay
Everyone has a right to identify who they are as a person, not just as a Male or Female. 💛⚪💜🖤 pic.twitter.com/x2ZAD9UBez
— Cody | TOH/AMPHIBIA SPOILERS (@codysoyeah) July 14, 2020
— vera (@loveyouveramuch) July 14, 2020
— 🌻 self elsolation 🌻 (@dumbw1tchenergy) July 14, 2020
It’s hard coming to terms with your gender identity and sexuality. I’ve never felt mildly okay in my body, I’ve surrounded myself with the most beautiful people that supports me for me. ILYSM💓 #NonBinaryPeoplesDay YOU ARE VALID pic.twitter.com/MtRZvqxXE6
— G (@GeorgiArcher) July 14, 2020