As anyone whose gender is non-binary, I dread forms, especially online ones where you absolutely cannot click “next” until you fill everything out. Here are three forms that I’ve recently filled out that have surprised me in some way.
This is a subgroup of the larger Trevor Project, focusing on spreading LGBT awareness in order to prevent suicide in queer teens. Trevor Space is like a forum or chat room for that target audience, and I was about to give it a go when the first field on the registration form turned into a tremendous disappointment. The site itself looks somewhat old and uncared for (sorry, it might sound harsh but that’s what I do for a living…) so it’s entirely possible that they just haven’t kept it up to date and the times are a’changin. That said, of all places, I did not expect to feel left out here, in terms of both gender and sexuality.
I wish all forms were like this one. It says it all. I did not expect it to see it in something so generic as a Google Profile, but there it was. Me == Very Happy.
Community Music Center
I just signed up for music lessons three weeks ago (yay!) and when I was filling out this paper registration form, my heart was filled with joy. I was caught unawares (I mean, when DO you ever get the chance to fill this out for real?). I put in “neutral.”
A Call for Examples
Also, Nat at Practical Androgyny is trying to compile a list of businesses/places/forms that allow for a non-binary gender choice. Does anyone have any other examples they’d like to share?