Oregon became the first US state to allow residents to identify as "nonbinary" -- neither male nor female -- on their driver licenses and identification cards. The ruling was made this past Thursday by The Oregon Transportation Commission. That means, on July 1, Oregonians can choose "X" for sex Instead of F or M.
Army veteran Jamie Shupe (pictured above) will be the first recipient in a policy change.
Why would trans people rather identify as X than a male or female? Joshua Ferguson, a "non-binary trans and queer filmmaker, writer, activist, artist, with a love for magic," says it's because non-binary people don't identify as male or female -- they sorta just exist as beings.