Gender and gender identity are complicated constructs. There are cisgender people who still identify with the gender they were assigned at birth, transgender people whose gender does not match the one assigned at birth, non-binary which refers to a gender which is neither male or female – and the list goes on.
They're all valid and all okay. Unfortunately, there's still not enough queer visibility.
In light of visibility, here's a list of 8 celebrities who are gender non-conforming:
In an interview with Out magazine Miley said she doesn't “relate to what people would say defines a girl or a boy, and I think that’s what I had to understand: Being a girl isn’t what I hate, it’s the box that I get put into.”
Tilda spoke to WIP about how gender identity is personal and that while she's “probably a woman”, they recognise that gender identity is fluid.
Speaking to News Corp Australia Ruby recognised that body image and identity can be a struggle for many, saying “very gender fluid and feel more like I wake up every day sort of gender neutral”.
Since the stand up comedian, actor and writer often performs in drag, it's probably no surprise that he identified as a “straight transvestite or male lesbian” in an interview with The Independent, but also as "a lesbian trapped in a man's body", transgender, and "a complete boy plus half girl".
The rapper is pansexual and identifies as agender, preferring the pronouns “they”and “them”.
Eleanor "Elly" Jackson
Singer in the synthpop act known as La Roux, Elly doesn’t have a strict gender identity and says “I don’t feel like I’m female or male.”
JD is a musician, producer, songwriter and DJ best known for being a part of bands Le Tigre and MEN. She was assigned as female at birth and prefers female pronouns, but sees herself as “post-gender”.
The Hunger Games actress identifies as non-binary and prefers “they/them” or “she/her”pronouns. While she previously identified as bisexual, she said in an interview with Elle that perhaps pansexual is a better term to describe her since bisexual “implies a dichotomy that doesn't take into account trans people.”