International Non-Binary Day is celebrated on July 14th! This day raises awareness for those who identify as non-binary. Non-binary describes someone who does not identify as man or woman and does not fit into society assigned genders.
International Non-Binary Day began officially in 2012; the date was picked because it falls right between International Women’s Day and International Men’s Day. Everyone and anyone should have a day to celebrate how they represent themselves. It is important to ask one's pronouns and respect their gender identity. If you are unsure, be polite and ask. It is better to know beforehand than to assume. Here is a link that provides all the gender pronouns.
Everyday non-binary folks show us that knowing one’s self and identity is a powerful thing that no one can strip away from you. Worldwide, there remains much progress to be made legally for non-binary and other gender non-conforming people. There is a lot of work to be done in our society and community as well, such as respecting one another and standing up for each other, but amid that work we must take time to celebrate as well. Do your part and make sure everyone feels welcome, you never know what anyone is going through.