Now, this is something that I’ve been wondering about for a while, and having seen a similar question posted by another author (@Lorikeet’s comment here), I decided to take the initiative and ask what people’s feelings about non-human characters identifying as nonbinary?
Since I don’t know @Lorikeet’s character, I’ll talk about one I have plans for (in my currently-on-hiatus WIP Countdown to World’s End). One of the more major characters (and potentially an RO) would be essentially a robotic lifeform, who does not see themself as either male or female. However, I’m not certain whether calling a robot (or other non-human character) “nonbinary” would be seen as offensive, and I certainly don’t want to do that. If any nonbinary people could hep me out, I would be very grateful, and sorry if anything I’ve said has been offensive.
As an aside, the robot would not be the only nonbinary character. Another major character (and definite RO) would be genderfluid (and they would be human), and there would certainly be other nonbinary characters in more minor roles.
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