Wat leeft? - Beyond the gender binary

Par Jana Degrott Article uniquement disponible en anglais

In this podcast series, Jana Degrott discusses some of the most urgent social issues of our time. In the seventh episode, three individuals advocate a non-binary view of the gender concept and explain how they deal with their gender identity in everyday life.

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Conversations about gender are all too often reduced to talking about men who dress like women or women who act like men. But this oversimplification ignores the fact that gender falls on a spectrum that encompasses many different and often complex identities.

It's time to shed some light on people’s own internal sense of self in the context of their gender, whether it be male, female, or none of the above. Unlike gender expression, gender identity is not always visible to others. Some people don’t identify as the gender they were assigned at birth, and some don’t identify solely as male or female. Especially among younger people, the gender binary has increasingly been challenged.

Wat leeft - Ep. 7

Beyond the gender binary

What’s it like being a non-binary/genderqueer person in Europe today ? What are the consequences and the practical implications of not fitting into the male-female gender system ? In this episode we discuss gender expressions : the way people decide on their gender in public, through signaling, clothing, voice and more. And we delve into the importance of using proper gender identity terms, including pronouns.

Aymeric Kabore is originally from Burkina Faso, West-Africa – a young black man who immigrated to Luxembourg in 2001. As a “racialised” member of the LGBTQIA+ community, his personal experiences with discrimination were always at the intersection of both of these identities or more.

Kevin Sousa is a neuroqueer (neurodivergent & queer) activist from Luxembourg. They emphasize the importance of intersectionality and self-introspection in society.

Edson Pires Domingos, better known by his artist name Edsun, is an R&B/Pop singer, producer, dancer and performer from Luxembourg.

*in English