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What are Nonbinary Rights?[edit | edit source]

Nonbinary rights are human rights.

These rights apply to all people, and therefor apply to nonbinary people. The rights of nonbinary people, like all minorities, are often violated more often than those who are in the majority. The ways in which these rights are often violated are different than those in other groups.

This is a general list of nonbinary rights. Each section lists sources with detailed information about how these rights can and should be applied.

Where to Find Information About Nonbinary Rights[edit | edit source]

While human rights are non-negotiable regardless of where a person is, what rights have been given by a country’s government will vary. It is important for nonbinary people and their allies to be aware of what rights nonbinary people have and do not have according to the government they live under. Here is a list of what rights nonbinary people have by country. To find out how to expand and protect the rights nonbinary people have look in the activism section of this wiki.

United States of America:

Documentation[1][edit | edit source]

  • Nonbinary people deserve to have their documentation (driver's license, passports, hospital records, etc.) accurately reflect their gender identity.


Here is a list of cases in which nonbinary people’s right to accurate documentation has been violated:

Education[2][edit | edit source]

Nonbinary people deserve to have a safe environment to learn in, which includes:

  • Having their gender identity or gender expression recognized
  • Not being bullied or harassed based on gender identity or gender expression
  • Is able to join any school activity

Nonbinary people deserve to have sex education which includes information about their sexual health.


Here is a list of cases in which nonbinary people’s rights related to education has been violated:

  • United State of America:

Employment[3][4][edit | edit source]

Nonbinary people deserve equal opportunity employment, free of any discrimination based on gender and gender expression.

Nonbinary people deserve to not have invasive questions about their gender identity and gender expression.


Here is a list of cases in which nonbinary people’s right to employment has been violated:

  • United States of America:

Freedom of Movement[edit | edit source]

Nonbinary people deserve to not be discriminated against based on gender and gender expression in regards to:

  • Businesses
  • Housing
  • Traveling


Here is a list of cases in which nonbinary people’s right to freedom of movement has been violated:

  • United States of America:

Health Care[5][6][edit | edit source]

Nonbinary people deserve free health care which includes, but is not exclusively the following:


Here is a list of cases in which nonbinary people’s rights concerning health care has been violated:

  • United States of America:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. “Passports.” National Center for Transgender Equality, National Center for Transgender Equality, transequality.org/know-your-rights/passports.
  2. “Schools.” National Center for Transgender Equality, National Center for Transgender Equality, transequality.org/know-your-rights/schools.
  3. “DOL Policies on Gender Identity: Rights and Responsibilities.” U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor, www.dol.gov/agencies/oasam/centers-offices/civil-rights-center/internal/policies/gender-identity.
  4. “Employment (Federal).” National Center for Transgender Equality, National Center for Transgender Equality, transequality.org/know-your-rights/employment-federal.
  5. “Queering Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice.” National LGBTQ Task Force, National LGBTQ Task Force, www.thetaskforce.org/reproductive-justice.html.
  6. “Health Care.” National Center for Transgender Equality, National Center for Transgender Equality, transequality.org/know-your-rights/health-care.