Janelle Monáe: ‘I Am Non-binary’

Published: Saturday 11th Jan 2020 by Rashad

Since coming out in April 2018 (click here to read more), Janelle Monáe has been no stranger to making headlines for her candid discussions regarding sexuality, especially her own.

Using her platform to educate fans, followers, and more, the Grammy-nominated singer/actress ignited conversations around pansexuality – the concept of being omni-sexual and not limiting one’s sexual or romantic attraction to one gender or gender identity.

Single-handedly increasing Google searches of the term, it appears she’s on the verge of a repeat after participating in a trending topic on social media Friday (January 10) and seemingly announcing that she identifies as non-binary.

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On Friday, the hashtag #IAmNonbinary trended on Twitter throughout the day and was used to encourage unity and visibility for people who identify as such. “Non-binary” gender identity is a term used to describe individuals who may experience a gender identity that is not exclusively male or female and may fall in between or beyond both genders.

In response to the momentum, Monáe posted this:

As of time reported, the multi-talented diva has not confirmed if she was officially coming out or if she was using the hashtag in support of others who are non-binary.  If the former, she’s yet to confirm the pronouns she prefers to be referenced by.

Until the clarification (upon which this story will be updated), we still support Monáe for continuing to be a champion for all forms of equality.

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  1. Biancacook January 11, 2020

    See this just gets more n more confusing. I’m for inclusivity and all but…..I’m not playing this game.

    • Drip January 11, 2020

      Honestly, I think as a society we are too fixated on sexual preference. At the end of the day what can I do with this information? Not a damn thang.

  2. Moti25 January 11, 2020

    Here we go 🤦🏾‍♂️🙄

  3. Tori January 11, 2020

    I hate to say it because I like to Straddle the fence myself but now I understand when the elders say homosexuality is confusion. You have to understand what are you and you like and keep it moving. When you start with the labels and new descriptions….trying to be all deep…no! You look confused.

    • Lanafan1 January 11, 2020

      But they understand what they are. YOU don’t understand what they are. YOU’RE confused lol

      • Paulo January 11, 2020

        👏

      • Moti25 January 11, 2020

        B*******!

  4. Gee January 11, 2020

    However she chooses to identify herself is her choice, however her hopping on whatever bandwagon to fit in makes her look like she is seeking attention or trying to be cool. But bless her heart.

    • Moti25 January 11, 2020

      And won’t sell not one damn album

  5. Dinahiscomoing January 11, 2020

    I am a man, I am attracted to men. I hate it, but I’ll keep moving on.

  6. Cûûmila Cebolla January 11, 2020

    No wonder god hates us

    • ME January 11, 2020

      He doesn’t hate us, He hates sin.

      • 🙋🏿‍♀️Jazzy Da Bi Asian 💁🏿‍♀️Not 👹 TROLLmine 💁🏿‍♀️Nor 🗑 TRASHmine January 11, 2020

        God isn’t a man.

    • Lanafan1 January 11, 2020

      God doesn’t exist. Lol

  7. A&R January 11, 2020

    Although the term non-binary is one of the newest lgbt label, it’s the best one thus far. It literally takes care of gender terms outside of men, women, and transsexual. This biggest issue now is the uproar that transgender and gay people will cause. Non-binary simply means you don’t fit into woman or man. You feel like both energy is a major of your identity. Period lol. That despite your s**.. being born male or female.

    If there’s no kickback it could just be.. man, woman, and non-binary. And then just let ppl express themselves from those three points. I personally don’t believe in supporting the transsexual concept. It’s literally turn self hate into a product.

    • Cûûmila Cebolla January 11, 2020

      If you were born with a d***, you’re a man.
      If you were born with a p****, you’re a woman.

      It’s very simple. I can call myself a tree and act like one, doesn’t mean I’ll ever be one. 🤷‍♂️

      • Moti25 January 11, 2020

        Amen! Cebolla!!

    • Lmfao_Hoe January 11, 2020

      Couldn’t that had fallen with “Pansexual ” ?? like who ever attracts you be it energy, curiosity or ….

  8. King Khia January 11, 2020

    She just ruined her/their career.

  9. Hits studio January 11, 2020

    Yes I am Human !!!!

  10. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. January 11, 2020

    Girl just stop!

  11. Paulo January 11, 2020

    This doesn’t surprise me as she been labeling herself q****. Kudos to Janelle and lot of love to all non-binary folks 👏

  12. RacismIsDead January 11, 2020

    Janelle Monae is delusional AF. The gender identity movement hurts biological women the most. You can’t be a FEMINISTS and support gender identity!

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