The day was first celebrated in 2012 on a date was chosen for being precisely between International Men's Day and International Women's Day. Put simply, non-binary people do not identify as a man or a woman but may identify along a spectrum of gender identities. International Non-Binary People’s Day is an opportunity to recognise that gender is a spectrum and to normalise it as such.
Activities could include awareness and education within agencies about the distinction between sex and gender, developing a gender-neutral language guide to encourage the use of gender neutral pronouns in agency communications and removing the requirement to identify exclusively male or female categories on documents such as surveys and forms. #BeYou