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International Non-Binary Peoples Day Flag Raising

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

International Non-Binary People’s Day

The Utah Pride Center to recognize Non-Binary People’s Day with flag raising ceremony and other events. 

[Salt Lake City, UT – Date] – Join us as we bring much needed visibility to our non-binary community here in Utah and across the world. Non-Binary Awareness Week is July 11-17th and July 14th is Non-Binary People’s Day and the Utah Pride Center wants to invite our collective community to show their support. 

Non-Binary People’s Day started back in 2012 to recognize and commemorate non-binary individuals who face unique issues in a binary society. Non-binary identities fall under the transgender umbrella term, as their identities can be any variation of gender that is not exclusively female or male, woman or man. 

“Binary is for computers, not people. As humans we make mistakes, we change, we grow. By design, we are fluid and flexible in all things. Gender is a social construct, as it is not based off biology, chromosomes or science, but our minds. Therefore, we are all non-binary,” said Nick Arteaga (he/him/they/them), Adult Programs Manager at the Utah Pride Center.

In most countries, non-binary genders are not legally recognized, further erasing their identities. Only 18 states in the USA recognize non-binary people with an x on their ID’s or Driver’s License instead of the traditional F or M gender markers.

Other terms for those who identify on the non-binary gender spectrum are genderqueer, agender, bigender, multigender, omnigender, gender flux, genderfluid, genderflexible, neutrois, to name a few. There are also nonbinary sexual orientations to recognize nonbinary people’s different sexual preferences like pansexuality, bisexuality, demisexuality, feminamoric, omnisexuality, spectrasexuality, etc. 

There is more than one way to identify, more than one way to love, and more to relationships than romantic and sexual attraction. Non-Binary People’s Day allows us to celebrate the “BTQIAP2+” of our queer community that is often overlooked as well as an opportunity to learn about all the variations that exist on the gender, romantic and sexual continuum. 

Flag Raising Ceremony

Date: July 14th

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Utah Pride Center at 1380 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City Utah. 84115

Description: We will hear from some members of our non-binary community who have lived experiences outside the binary followed by the raising of the non-binary flag.

Get Together

Date: July 14th

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Location: Utah Pride Center at 1380 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City Utah. 84115

Description: TransAction, a trans-led trans positive program of the Utah Pride Center will be hosting a celebratory get together to commemorate and educate ourselves on nonbinary genders and identities with arts, crafts, games, music, food and more! 

Please do not attend in person events if you are not vaccinated. Masks are still strongly encouraged. 

The Utah Pride Center unites, empowers and celebrates Utah’s diverse LGBTQ+ community by providing a safe and welcoming space for education, partnerships, services and events which advance our collective health, wellness and success.

Contact Information:

  • Kevin Randall – Public Relations – 801-707-7475 Email: PR@utahpridecenter.org
  • Jonathan Foulk – Chief Operating Officer – 415-308-6646

1380 S MAIN ST, SALT LAKE CITY UT 84115 | (801)539-8800 | UTAHPRIDECENTER.ORG

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