More than one million adults identify as nonbinary, according to a June 2021 analysis from the University of California Los Angeles’ School of Law Williams Institute. That’s about 11% of LGBTQ adults.
More than three-quarters are under the age of 29, and 89% live in urban centers, the Williams Institute found. While nonbinary identification overlaps with transgender identity, more nonbinary people do not consider themselves transgender (58%) than do (43%).
To improve workplace inclusion, HR can consider the gaps that exist in helping nonbinary individuals self-identify and can work to address their needs. HR Dive has been following this evolution closely for the past year through the stories below, many of which consider how agencies like the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission can expand reporting options to be more inclusive of nonbinary people.