I just posted the inaugural issue of The Chronicles of Nonia on Revue, Twitter’s new long format news and opinion web site. It is a newsletter that showcases the talents and identities of gender non-binary writers, artists, outdoor enthusiasts, environmental activists, and business entrepreneurs. As America’s newest and least known minority group, gender non-binaries are underrepresented in the mainstream media and online. I want to help change this. I hope to use the newsletter to get a better sense of how many self-identified gender non-binaries there are in the country, and beyond. Greater online recognition and acceptance will, in turn, allow us to feel freer to discuss our lifestyle choices and what this might mean for the future.
I encourage you to subscribe to the newsletter if you are interested in promoting this cause – regardless of your own gender role – because it is, I predict, going to be one of the defining civil rights movements of the 21st century, in addition to all the many, unresolved ones from the century before. The cost is $1 a month and will help to fund interviews, expenses, and travel costs (if this proves to be a future possibility).
Until then, I will keep advocating for the cause of gender non-binaries of all colors, creeds, and countries of origin, regardless of the support I receive from the world of men and women who surround people like me and who force us to make impossible either/or choices in life when they simply for us are not an existential option.
In March’s Issue 2, I hope to profile a leading gender non-binary performer or artist of some sort – although their identity is not known to me at this time. The search for a suitable person continues.
I also plan to debut a Non-Binary Bill of Rights sometime later this spring, in order better to articulate a shared political, cultural, and economic vision. For this to happen, gender non-binaries must make their voices heard online and in print wherever and whenever possible. We must form groups online and place our real names on Google Sheets and digital directories so that our true numbers are known. We should contribute opinion editorial pieces (op-eds) in major news media like the Washington Post and the New York Times, which are both good places to start. Twitter’s new long-format newsletter site, Revue, will hopefully be another. We should follow each other on social media and tell our friends and admirers to do the same.
The Chronicles of Nonia is not the first effort in this movement, nor will it be the last. It is one step on a journey of a thousand million digital footprints. I am working hard to make mine felt and searching the Internet for traces left by others.
Soon, there will be more.
Thank you for your time. Namaste. Trust.