Q&A: “does agender not fall under the non-binary umbrella?”
This is more of a clarification question. Usually I see articles and posts say non-binary, but sometimes I see agender intentionally separated, so does agender not fall under the non-binary umbrella? Thanks!
it depends on who you ask.
generally speaking, agender is usually included as part of the “non-binary umbrella” as a gender that is not binary. that said, some agender people define their identity as being non-participatory of gender as a social identity system or as genderless. because of that, they may choose to separate themselves and/or their identity from the non-binary umbrella/community because associating with the non-binary community:
- suggests that their identity as agender is a gender– a non-binary gender –rather then a complete lack of gender
- is participating in gender, which they do not want to do
does that make sense…? ^^; the non-binary community at large tends to include agender people, but some agender people choose to disassociate their identity or themselves from the non-binary umbrella/community.