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Gender binary ends: Australia’s bold new move towards gender freedom

Norrie is officially acknowledged as "zie", photo from the SMH

Norrie is officially acknowledged as "zie", photo from the SMH

Coo-eee mate! I love Australians and I love Australia. A huge, far away country, with a small population (18 million) yet some of the most diverse, welcoming and radical queer communities I have ever been involved in.
The year I spent there was the most liberating of my life and so it is no surprise to me that Australia has just now become the first country in the world with a state that recognizes that people may  exists outside of a binary gender system. Even more reason to true blue love you, aussies! <3

According to the website Pinknews.co.uk and the Sydney Morning Herald, being genderless or genderfree is now an actual possibility in Australia. After a life of changing gender and going in and out of transition, Norrie, a New South Wales resident, is finally officially recognized as “zie” or by the state, paving the way for others who do not wish to ascribe to any specific gender box. Amazing and liberating, a truly historical moment.

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