Jonathan Van Ness

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Jonathan Van Ness
Jonathan Van Ness, 2018-04.jpg
Jonathan in 2018
Date of birth March 28, 1987
Place of birth Quincy, Illinois, USA
Pronouns he/him preferred
Gender identity nonbinary and genderqueer
Occupation Hair dresser, TV personality
Known for Queer Eye

Jonathan Van Ness is an American media personality, internationally known as the grooming expert on the Netflix series Queer Eye, for his work on the web series parody Gay of Thrones, and for hosting the Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness podcast.

Jonathan came out as nonbinary in 2019 after a long period of identifying as a gay man "because that's just the label I thought I had to be."[1][2] He prefers he/him pronouns but has indicated that he is okay being referred to with she/her or they/them as well.[3]

In 2020, he wrote a children's book, Peanut Goes for the Gold, about a nonbinary guinea pig.[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tirado, Fran (10 June 2019). "Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness: "I'm Nonbinary"". Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  2. Maurice, Emma Powys (10 June 2019). "Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness is non-binary". PinkNews. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  3. Van Ness, Jonathan (June 25, 2019). "What's Your Experience with the Binary? with Alok". Earwolf Podcast Archive. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  4. Sanders, Sam (7 April 2020). "Jonathan Van Ness on Quarantine Life and His New Children's Book". Retrieved 9 May 2020.
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