TENI are seeking non-binary people to complete their survey which will highlight the priorities of this under-researched group of people
TENI are teaming up with non-binary community activists to find out more about those who identify as non-binary in Ireland.
TENI are running a survey which hopes to gather information about non-binary people such as their priorities and the issues that they would like to be addressed.
In a statement, TENI highlighted their interest in the area saying that “very little research” has been carried out in Ireland about the specific needs of those who do not identify clearly either the male and female gender.
“There is very little research in Ireland about the needs of non-binary people and we want to change that,” TENI explained.
“The best way to do this is by asking you what is important to you as a non-binary person. By answering this survey, you will help inform the work that we do to promote rights, access to services and legal recognition.
The survey is open to anyone who identifies as non-binary, and should take between five and fifteen minutes to complete.
What is Non-Binary?
In the statement, TENI elaborate on what non-binary means.
“Non-Binary means identifying as either having a gender which is in between or beyond the two categories ‘man’ and ‘woman’, as fluctuating between ‘man’, ‘woman’ or other genders, or as having no gender, either permanently or some of the time.”
The survey was designed by the Non-Binary Organising Committee, a group of non-binary activists convened by TENI from across Ireland.
The survey looked to research carried out by the Scottish Transgender Alliance for inspiration.
To take part in the survey click here.
In the Youth Issue of GCN, Jarlath Gregory interviewed young non-binary people about their experiences, the challenges they face, whether the LGBT community know enough about them and more.
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