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2019[edit source]

  • In the USA in February, Kirsten Gillibrand, one of the many Democratic candidates for president, said she endorses the availability of "X" gender markers for nonbinary people.[1]
  • In March, nonbinary person Finley Norris became the first person in the state of Indiana, USA to receive a driver's license with an "X" gender marker.[2]
  • Google released 53 new emoji variations with specifically gender neutral appearance.[3]
  • In November, Massachusetts began allowing an X as a nonbinary gender marker on Driver's Licenses and State IDs. [4]
  • Merriam-Webster declared "they" as the top Word of the Year.[5]
  • Collins Dictionary added the word "non-binary".[6]
  • "Genderqueer", "agender", "cisgender", "misgender", "transphobia", and "ze" are added to the international Scrabble dictionary.[7]
  • Canada's 2019 Census Test (in preparation for the 2021 Census) now includes separate questions about sex at birth and gender, and also allows nonbinary gender answers.[8]
  • The American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide was updated to endorse the use of singular they: "Writers should use the singular 'they' in two main cases: (a) when referring to a generic person whose gender is unknown or irrelevant to the context and (b) when referring to a specific, known person who uses 'they' as their pronoun."[9]
  1. Erickson, Bo (February 16, 2019). "2020 contender Kirsten Gillibrand backs third gender classification at federal level". CBS News. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Norwood
  3. England, Jason (8 May 2019). "Google is releasing 53 new gender neutral emojis". Android Central. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  4. "Massachusetts Allows Nonbinary Marker on Licenses, IDs". mass.gov. November 19, 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  5. "Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year 2019". merriam-webster.com. 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  6. McGee, Sarah (7 November 2019). "Collins Dictionary recognise the word 'non-binary'". WalesOnline. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  7. Kiley, Rachel (6 May 2019). "Scrabble Approves 'Genderqueer,' 'Ze,' and Other LGBTQ Terms". Pride.com. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  8. https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2021/road2021-chemin2021/fs-fi/sex-and-gender.cfm
  9. Lee, Chelsea (31 October 2019). "Welcome, singular "they"". APA Style. Retrieved 21 June 2020.