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. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
    3. Van Ness, Jonathan (June 25, 2019). "What's Your Experience with the Binary? with Alok". Earwolf Podcast Archive. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
    4. Sanders, Sam (7 April 2020). "Jonathan Van Ness on Quarantine Life and His New Children's Book". Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
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