Agender Pride Day Date in the current year: May 19, 2024

Agender Pride Day Agender Pride Day is an LGBTQ+ awareness day observed annually on May 19. It was created to raise awareness of agender people and educate the general public about the importance of respecting other people’s gender identity, which includes using one’s preferred pronouns.

Agender people, also referred to as ungendered, non-gendered, gender-free, genderless, gendervoid, genderblank, or null gender, are people who identify as having no particular gender or gender identity. The agender identity falls under the non-binary (genderqueer) umbrella because it is outside the gender binary. It is sometimes viewed as falling under the transgender umbrella, but not all agender people also identify as transgender.

Agender people can have any pronoun preferences. Some have no problem with using conventional gender-specific pronouns “he” or “she”, some prefer singular they, and some avoid using pronouns and only use their names and gender neutral titles such as Mx. Adenger individuals also can have any kind of gender expression. Some are comfortable with presenting more masculine or feminine, while others prefer to look androgynous.

The agender identity should not be confused with asexuality because a person’s gender identity and their sexual orientation are two distinct aspects of self. Although some agender individuals may identify as asexual, many of them experience sexual and/or romantic attraction to people of one or more genders.

Agender people have their own pride flag which was created by Salem X in 2014. It consists of seven horizontal stripes: black, gray, white, green, white, gray, black. The black and white stripes symbolize an absence of gender, the gray stripes represent semi-genderlessness, and the green stripe in the middle stands for non-binary genders.

In 2017, 27-year-old video game designer Patch became the first person in the United States to be legally recognized as agender. Agender icons who have greatly contributed to agender visibility include singer-songwriter Shamir Bailey (he/him), rapper Angel Haze (they/them), academic and activist sj Miller (uses no personal pronouns), writer, activist, actor and public speaker Tyler Ford (they/them), pornographic performer Jiz Lee (they/them) and writer, poet, editor, translator and psycholinguist Bogi Takács (e/em or they/them)

Agender Pride Day is one of the most recently established LGBTQ+ awareness days. It was created in 2021 to celebrate the agender identity and promote awareness of agender individuals and the challenges they have to face on a daily basis. It is marked by various events and activities held by LGBTQ+ organizations across the world.

Other observances that celebrate identities falling under the non-binary and/or transgender umbrellas include International Non-Binary People’s Day (July 14), Pronouns Day (the third Wednesday in October), Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20), Trans Day of Visibility (March 31), Trans Parent Day (the first Sunday in November), and Genderfluid Visibility Week (from October 17 to October 24).

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