What is Non-Binary Week?
Non-Binary Week is a week by, for, and about non-binary people. It’s for us to celebrate ourselves and our communities, a time to encourage other people and organisations to recognise and uplift non-binary people, and a call for everyone to work to make society more welcoming and supportive for non-binary people.
When is Non-Binary Week?
Non-Binary Week is the week surrounding Non-Binary People’s Day (14th of July) and runs from Monday to Sunday. In 2020 that’s the 13th-19th of July!
Why do we need Non-Binary Week?
We live in an intensely binary society. Non-binary people should be supported every singe day of the year, and this reminder to listen to and support non-binary people can help get more people to think about what they can do better.
Why not Non-Binary Acceptance/Awareness/Celebration/Visibility Week?
July 14th is Non-Binary People’s Day, and Non-Binary Week is an extension of that. Non-Binary Week isn’t limited to just one focus- awareness is important, but we deserve a lot more than people just being aware of us. Acceptance and visibility are necessary, but hyper-visibility can also make us less safe, and acceptance isn’t a very high bar either. Celebrating non-binary people is awesome, but we also need more allies to focus on doing to work to end transphobic oppression and support us in fighting for our rights. The core of Non-Binary Week is that it’s for non-binary people. We don’t all have the same needs, so we get to look at our experiences and our communities and decide what’s most relevant to us in any given year. There’ll be a mix of awareness projects, serious and vital advocacy, fun celebratory events, and anything else we want!
What can I do for Non-Binary Week?
Read about how to support non-binary people and choose something to start doing.
Book a workshop for your workplace/organisation/community group to learn more about non-binary people and how to make your space inclusive.
Share articles and videos by non-binary people and help share our voices.
If you’re non-binary, write/draw/create something about your experience as a non-binary person and share what being non-binary means to you.
If you’re non-binary, do something that makes you happy this week.
Donate to a transgender organisation, and make sure that it’s one that actively includes non-binary people.
If you have a platform use it to share what non-binary people are saying, or work with a non-binary person to let them use it to share what they want to talk about this week.
Host an event that celebrates non-binary people.
Take an honest look at what you’re doing to actively and consistently support non-binary people, and think about what else you can do.
Take an honest look at ways you could be intentionally or unintentionally contributing to transphobia and anti-nonbinary oppression and commit to doing better.
Share information about Non-Binary Week with people who might not know about it yet! You can share this page or use these social media tiles.