Janelle Monáe just came out as nonbinary in the most lowkey way possible and everyone's living for it

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Saturday 11 January 2020 10:30
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All hail the true queen non-gendered royal icon Janelle Monáe, who casually dropped the fact that they're nonbinary into the group chat like it's absolutely NBD.

Yesterday, the hashtag #IAmNonbinary was trending as thousands of nonbinary people shared their work, stories and experiences.

Monáe, in a typically chill fashion, retweeted one of the posts which said that living outside the gender binary is "the best thing in the world", and added the hashtag.

Monáe, who identifies as pansexual, went no further and has not clarified which pronouns they prefer, so for now we will refer to the singer as they/them.

Followers were quick to express support, with other nonbinary people and LGBTQ+ allies delighted to have another high profile celebrity representing for the nonbinary community.

Other famous celebrities to eschew the gender binary include Miley Cyrus who came out as gender-fluid in 2015; Ezra Miller, who has said they don't identify as male or female; Ruby Rose, who is gender-fuid; Jonathan Van Ness, who announced he identifies as nonbinary last summer; and most recently Sam Smith, who came out as nonbinary and announced their preference for they/them profiles last September.

All of which is to say, Monáe is in dreamy company in the enby community.

We stan. Hard.

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