Viabinary is a term used to categorize the experiences of some non-binary people. It refers to people with identities which are close to or similar to one binary gender, even though they are non-binary. They relate to having an experience similar to a binary gender, while not being 100% that binary gender. Possible examples of viabinary people may include:

That said, just because one identifies as one of these genders, that doesn't mean they are viabinary. If someone doesn't feel like their experience is similar to that of a binary man or binary woman they would not be viabinary.

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Viabinary was coined by June 25, 2018 by Tumblr user Nbandproud.[1] The term was originally coined in order to talk about issues faced specifically by viabinary people. Viabinary issues include:

  • Having either their non-binary identity or the binary part of their identity doubted, ignored or looked down upon.
  • Being alienated from common non-binary depictions or descriptions that put emphasis on being completely separate from the binary or in-between binary genders.
  • Being seen as binary within non-binary spaces.
  • Being treated as a “self hating” and/or “wanting to escape cis/male privilege”

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