This week we mark Non-Binary Awareness Week, and International Non-Binary Awareness Week itself on Thursday.

Most countries in the world do not recognize non-binary as a legal gender, meaning most non-binary people still have a gendered passport and official identification.

Non-Binary Awareness Week is the week that includes International Non-Binary People’s Day on 14 July. This is a period dedicated to those who do not fit within the traditional gender binary, i.e. those who do not exclusively identify as male or female, or who may identify as both male and female, or may fall outside of these categories altogether.

International Non-Binary People’s Day was first celebrated in 2012. The date was chosen for being precisely between International Men’s Day and International Women’s Day.