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Nine different support groups groups are calling on general election candidates to pledge their support to non-binary rights.
Non-binary is an umbrella term for people who don’t identify entirely as simply male or female, including non-gendered people. Despite roughly 1 in every 250 people describing themselves as non-binary, there is very little legal protection for them – meaning around a quarter of a million people in the UK are being treated unfairly.
The groups – including Beyond the Binary, Mx Activist, Mx It Up, Non-Binary Scotland, Non-Binary South West, Nonbinary Inclusion Project, Non-Gendered, Practical Androgyny and UK Trans Info – are calling n candidates to:
Jess Coal of UK Trans Info said: ‘There has been a lot of positive discussion recently regarding transgender people, but the rights and needs of non-binary people are often overlooked or ignored altogether. It is time for this to stop.’