On Jan. 10, musician Janelle Monae, who uses the pronoun "they," came out as nonbinary as the topic was trending on Twitter. The hash tag #IAmNonbinary was a top-trending subject, and Monae decided to make their announcement then.
Monae retweeted a tweet from @camrynieroway, who wrote "There is absolutely nothing better than living outside the gender binary. #IAmNonbinary." @camrynieroway used a gif with a person being asked "are you a boy or a girl" and the person answering, "I am an experience."
Out.com says the hash tag #IAmNonbinary is also used to educate others about people's gender specifications. The site adds that the Human Rights Campaign also uses the hash tag to clear up others' perceptions about people that are nonbinary.