- Janelle Monáe wrote “#IAmNonBinary” in a tweet on Friday, and Monáe’s fans are applauding the star for coming out on social media.
- The “Hidden Figures” actor and musician shared the message as a retweet of a post that said: “There is absolutely nothing better than living outside the gender binary.”
- When a person identifies as non-binary, it means they don’t define their gender as being “male” or “female.” They may define their gender as being somewhere between “male” or “female” or may identify differently, according to GLAAD.
- In a 2018 interview with Rolling Stone, Monáe publicly came out as pansexual, which GLAAD defines as “being attracted to all gender identities, or attracted to people regardless of gender.”
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Janelle Monáe appeared to come out as being non-binary in a tweet on Friday.
Monáe, who stars in the upcoming film “Antebellum,” shared a post on Twitter that read: “There is absolutely nothing better than living outside the gender binary.”
The star’s quote tweet included the hashtag “#IAmNonbinary.”
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi Mayweather???????????????????? (@JanelleMonae) January 10, 2020
Monáe did not elaborate beyond the initial quote tweet, but several fans of the actress and musician responded with supportive messages.
Thank you for always living your truth! You are such a light! ????
— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) January 10, 2020
i’ve never felt more closer to you than i do now. you’ve been my inspiration since i was in high school, your music helped me come out to my parents, and now to see this makes my heart explode. my forever fairy god renny.
— twote. (they/them) (@jayloren_) January 11, 2020
love youuuuuuuu!!!! ❤️
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) January 11, 2020
Someone who identifies as non-binary expresses their gender identity as falling outside the categories of “male” or “female.” They may define their gender as being somewhere between “male” or “female” or may identify differently, according to GLAAD.
In a 2018 interview with Rolling Stone, Monáe came out as identifying as pansexual, which means “being attracted to all gender identities, or attracted to people regardless of gender,” according to GLAAD.
Monáe said in the interview that she previously identified as bisexual, “but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.’ I’m open to learning more about who I am.”
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