Jonathan Van Ness says the older he gets, the more he believes he's non-binary.
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"Any opportunity I have to break down stereotypes of the binary, I am down for it, I’m here for it," he said. "I think that a lot of times gender is used to separate and divide. It’s this social construct that I don’t really feel like I fit into the way I used to."
The Out magazine article uses he/his pronouns to reference Van Ness, but because non-binary is a term that means a person is not constricted to any one gender, sometimes those who identify as such prefer to use pronouns "they, them and theirs."
Asia Kate Dillon, an actor in "Billions," has made headlines not just for coming out as non-binary, but also for playing the first non-binary role on television. Both Dillon and her character, Taylor Mason, were assigned female at birth.
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"We all are assigned a sex at birth," Dillon explained to ABC News earlier this year. "And then a gender identity is placed on top of that -- [they] are two different things."
"It's really important -- to be the first person in a room that says your pronouns. Because you are then, as an ally, helping to create a safe space for everyone to feel comfortable," they added.