Create a Nonbinary/GenderNonConforming Front Page Feature
Twitch has done many front page features to celebrate its marginalized creators such as Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, and AAPI Heritage Month. I am proposing the addition of a front page feature to celebrate Nonbinary and Gender-Nonconforming people.
In what was most likely an attempt to be inclusive, Twitch's decision to lump "nonbinary and marginalized genders" into the Women's History Month front page feature in March 2022 was actually a huge misstep. While some nonbinary people may identify as "women-aligned" and be okay with inclusion in women's events, it is dismissive, frustrating, and disappointing to assume all nonbinary and gender-nonconforming (gnc) people are comfortable being grouped into spaces meant for women. It is also is not fair to women, who absolutely deserve their own spaces and celebrations!
When companies do this, it comes across as treating nonbinary people like "women-lite," when in fact, many nonbinary and gnc people do not align with womanhood or femininity. The nonbinary/gnc umbrella covers a vast array of diverse gender identities including but not limited to nonbinary, genderfluid, agender, bigender, genderqueer, demigender, and Two Spirit. It would be wonderful for Twitch to feature nonbinary and gnc creators who fall under this umbrella term the way they feature other marginalized groups.
(It is also important to note that while many nonbinary and gnc people may identify as transgender as well, not all do. Likewise, not all transgender people are nonbinary. Please do not assume or lump these two groups together automatically.)
July 14th is recognized as International Nonbinary People's Day with Nonbinary Awareness Week starting on the Sunday or Monday preceding International Nonbinary People's Day. It would be wonderful if we could get recognized with a front page feature during this timeframe.
This is an amazing idea!
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This non binary duck loves this idea. 🦆💛
This idea needs to be seen through, Twitch. Masculine and neutral non-binary people exist as well as feminine non-binary people. Plenty of non-binary identities exist far beyond the categories of “masculine”, “neutral” and “feminine” as well.
Stop trying to erase us and instead platform us as we deserve and NEED.
100% in full support of this!
Being nonbinary and fem presenting can make streaming really rough some days. I would love a chance to celebrate my non binary self either by having a chance to be on the front page feature or by supporting other gender queer streamers on the front page! This is a fantastic idea!
as a nonbinary person I am 100% for this!
I heartily agree!
There are days I am a woman, and other days I'm none of the genders. It would be great for me to not be always lumped in the Woman category, so this would be lovely!
the fact that twitch groups all nonbinary people as women lite is so dehumanizing im so sick of seeing this happen to all nonbinary people. over. and over. and over again.
These dates/months are ALL special to someone (everyone, really!) Please listen to US ALL TWITCH.
We want our voices to be heard! We are not just a number, we are people with individual voices....
Thank you for this idea! As a nonbinary person who's very uncomfortable being referred to as a woman, I think it's important that nonbinary people not be lumped in with woman, and vise versa, unless they are comfortable doing so. Having our own front page moment could also help change other companies' and medias' choices for celebrating marginalized genders.
This is a great idea. I would love to feel and see more gender representation.
Yeah, it's really frustrating as a nonbinary person to constantly get lumped in with women. I'm not a woman. I'm nonbinary.
This is an amazing idea. Non-binary is a whole galaxy of gender (and lack of gender), way beyond the binary. And you just can't lump us all in as women-lite without ignoring a huge percentage of us. It's long past time we were seen, and celebrated, as our own people
Yes, please do this. There’s even Nonbinary folks like me on testosterone and we definitely do not get celebrated in “women’s history month” type stuff. Both trans masc and trans femme non-binary folks, along with agender, genderfluid, and many other gender diverse identities aren’t lumped into the other categories we see around.
Love this, I hope twitch listens!
Absolutely feel this way! It’s more than okay to have a Woman’s Month celebrate just that- Women! GNC people are not women and should not be lumped in for the sake of the appearance of inclusivity. This would be a step towards true inclusivity!
I'd love to see this for all of my non-binary friends!