Have you ever wondered what exactly non-binary really means?

As more awareness spreads on the topic of gender identity and non-binary, Morgan Eastman as LGBT Section Chair at National Association of the Deaf – NAD advocates and shares more on this topic. 🌈

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Transcript with Image & Video Descriptions-

Video description | A non-binary person (Morgan) with dirty blond short hair wearing a solid black t-shirt. They is standing outside in front of a building (with yellow walls and white trimmed windows) and a palm tree. Graphics of “What does non-binary mean? ” in green and white bold text show up on the screen.

Morgan: Most people, including most transgender people, are and/or identifies as either male or female. But some people don’t neatly fit into either category (Standing in front of a white trim glass paneled garage door)

Image description | A image of Morgan with dirty blond short hair wearing a maroon bandana on its head with a gray t-shirt. Graphics of “This is Morgan ” in green and white bold text show up on the screen. A white text “Pronoun: They/them” shows up underneath.

Image description | A image of Morgan wearing a graduation cap with a rainbow sash over a light blue buttoned shirt sitting outside by a building. Graphics of “LGBT Section Chair ” in green and white bold text show up on the screen. An image of Morgan wearing a teal buttoned shirt with a tie standing against a white textured wall with green and white text “At National Association of the Deaf” shows up.

Video description | A slideshow of different images of Morgan with the community in they role.
National Association of the Deaf’s logo appears with red “NAD” within a navy blue circle and black text “LGBT SECTION” underneath.

Image description | A image of a crowd wearing colorful clothes marching outside. Graphics of “Have other similar words used” in green and white bold text show up on the screen.

Morgan: There is three words used. They don’t mean the same, but all have the basis of not feeling either male or female: Agender, bigender, and genderqueer.

Image description | The video of Morgan signing pauses and becomes blurry. Graphics of “Agender, bigender, and genderqueer” in white bold text show up on the screen. Then an image of silhouettes of people by a sunset appears with the text “So why do we use “non-binary?” in green and white text.

Society tends to define everything as male or female. What about those that don’t feel either? Where is their identity? That’s why the non-binary term came up, to give them an identity.

Image description | An image of legs of people walking on a street. A rainbow flag is visible. Graphics of “Important to emphasize” in green and white bold text show up on the screen.

Morgan: Being non-binary mean they are transgenders or intersexes? No, it does NOT always mean that.

Image description | An image of a poster with a rainbow flag and white text painted “Free Hugs” is being held by white skinned hands among a metal bar fence. Graphics of “How can we respect non-binary people? ” in green and white bold text show up on the screen.

Morgan: Ask for their name.

Image description | The video of Morgan signing pauses and becomes blurry. Graphics of “Ask for name” in green and white bold text show up on the screen.

Morgan: Ask what pronoun they use.

Image description | The video of Morgan signing pauses and becomes blurry. Graphics of “Ask what pronoun they use.” in green and white bold text show up on the screen.

Morgan: Regardless of how a person express themselves, whether it is feminine, masculine or changes its range.

Image description | The video of Morgan signing pauses and becomes blurry. Graphics of “Don’t make any assumptions about a person’s gender” in green and white bold text show up on the screen.

Morgan: Don’t make any assumptions about a person’s gender. Grab the chance to sit and talk to them more.

Image/Video Description: National Association of the Deaf’s logo (red “NAD” within a navy blue circle and black text “LGBT SECTION” underneath) pops up and video scrolls down to show Convo’s Deaf Ecosystem Directory on a phone. Then a finger presses the Ecosystem Maps to show the map of the US with different pins dropped. Then the finger presses the home button on the phone to show the Convo app icon. Phone slides out from the bottom of the screen and switches to a white background with the black text of “DEAF ECOSYSTEM IN YOUR POCKET”. Next image pops up is a green background with Convo logo in the middle with a smaller set of text: “Partnership with The Daily Moth logo” popping up in the bottom.

*Script Consultation Credit:*

Drago Renteria and Deaf Queer Resource Center

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