Elijah Manley

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Elijah Manley is an American activist and politician. They came out as nonbinary in a Twitter post on January 14, 2020.[3]

Elijah Manley
Nationality American
Pronouns he/him, they/them[1]
Gender identity nonbinary[2]

At age 16, Manley filed to run in the 2016 presidential race as an independent, despite the US Constitution limiting the presidency to people 35 years and older.[4] In 2018, he ran for Broward County School Board Seat 8 and lost with 43,009 votes (18.6%).[5] In 2020, Manley ran as a Democrat for the Florida House of Representatives (District 94), but ended up losing in the Democratic primary on August 18, although they got 8,825 votes (30.1%).[5]



  1. Twitter bio, retrieved November 11, 2020
  2. Lipscomb, Jessica (February 4, 2020). "Nonbinary Broward Candidate Confronts Florida Rep Sponsoring Anti-Trans Bill". Miami New Times. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  3. @iElijahManley (January 14, 2020). "I have some truth I want to share today. My pronouns are He/They. It's been a real tough journey to this point, but I'm glad to accept myself and live my life as me. The binary doesn't define me" – via Twitter.
  4. Swanson, Jess (September 1, 2015). "Elijah Manley: 16-Year-Old From Fort Lauderdale Is Running for President of the United States". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://ballotpedia.org/Elijah_Manley