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Nonbinary activist says 'there are as many genders as there are people'

Non-binary activist Alok Vaid-Menon, who uses the pronouns they/them, appeared on the ABC this week to discuss gender (pictured)  They said the world would soon be rid of the

A controversial non-binary activist has claimed that the world will soon be ‘gender binary’ free and everyone will be able to choose their own gender.

Alok Vaid-Menon, who uses the pronouns they/them, appeared on the ABC this week to make their case on gender ideology and to promote their speaking tour of Australia and New Zealand.

When asked if they could see “a world without gender”, the 31-year-old artist replied: “I see a world without gender binary”.

“Gender binary” refers to the idea that there are only two genders, male and female.

Non-binary activist Alok Vaid-Menon, who uses the pronouns they/them, appeared on the ABC this week to discuss gender (pictured)  They said the world would soon be rid of the

Non-binary activist Alok Vaid-Menon, who uses the pronouns they/them, appeared on the ABC this week to discuss gender (pictured) They said the world would soon be rid of the ‘gender binary’

Explaining their theory, they continued, “There are as many genders as there are people.”

“A lot of people confuse what I’m trying to do with erasing their right to be a man or a woman, when in fact I’m defending it,” Vaid-Menon continued.

“What I stand for is that each person can determine their own sex.”

Vaid-Menon has been the subject of a publicity blitz across Australia in recent weeks, appearing on several left-leaning news programs and various publications.

Vaid-Menon (pictured with non-binary stylist Deni Todorovič) has been the subject of a publicity blitz across Australia in recent weeks, appearing on several left-wing news programs

Vaid-Menon (pictured with non-binary stylist Deni Todorovič) has been the subject of a publicity blitz across Australia in recent weeks, appearing on several left-wing news programs

The queer-transfeminine comedian recently slammed male comics, saying many “mask their misogyny in comedy.”

Vaid-Menon made the bold statement while promoting her own comedy tour on The Project earlier this week.

“I think it’s time to protect the men in pants jokes,” they said.

“I just started watching some of this comedy stuff and I feel like they’re trying to pass off their misogyny as comedy.”

The queer-trans-female comedian recently slammed the male comics on The Project, saying many

The queer-transfeminine comedian recently slammed male comics on The Project, saying many “mask their misogyny in comedy”

“So I had to get in the ring and show people that it’s no fun making fun of trans people for existing.

“What’s funny is how much time, energy and money you put into creating the gender binary.”

Vaid-Menon also said she wants to show the world how funny transgender people really are.

“I also feel like right now people only define trans people as hypersensitive, like we can’t take the joke, like we’re just warriors for social justice,” they explained.

“I think it’s time to protect the men in pants jokes,” the 31-year-old said on The Project

“When, in my experience, when you spend your whole life being the butt of a joke, you learn to tell a good joke.

“I wanted to show people that we are capable of joy, that in fact, in the midst of all the discrimination and violence, there is also so much fun to be had.”

Mx Vaid-Menon said their diverse comedy show will feature a harrowing story of how they were victims of an anti-gay hate crime in Melbourne six years ago.

Mx Vaid-Menon has over a million social media followers and has toured the world doing comedy, poetry and speaking engagements.

Mx Vaid-Menon has over a million social media followers and has toured the world doing comedy, poetry and speaking engagements.

Vaid-Menon plans to address her attacker on stage as part of her “healing journey”.

They also want to feature more upbeat moments mixed with “grief” during the performance.

“I try to weave poetry and comedy, grief and joy, because it’s not binary, it’s honest,” they explained when asked what fans could expect from their comedy tour.

“On my show, I wanted to be honest with what we’re going through as humans. We’re way bigger and bigger than any binary allows us to be.

Mx Vaid-Menon said their comedy show will feature a harrowing story of how they were victims of an anti-gay hate crime in Melbourne six years ago.

Mx Vaid-Menon said their comedy show will feature a harrowing story of how they were victims of an anti-gay hate crime in Melbourne six years ago.

This week, Vaid-Menon told the Sydney Morning Herald that “a lot of famous comics [have been] peddle transphobia”.

Last year, Dave Chappelle sparked controversy after his Netflix special The Closer featured jokes aimed at the transgender community.

Many students at his alma mater, Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., didn’t appreciate this line of humor and told the comedian so during a spirited school Q&A. in November.

Chapelle said the pushback had “truly hurt” him, but did not apologize for his remarks at the expense of transgender people.

Last year Dave Chappelle sparked controversy after his Netflix special The Closer featured jokes aimed at the transgender community

Last year Dave Chappelle sparked controversy after his Netflix special The Closer featured jokes aimed at the transgender community

At the time, Netflix reportedly hosted a virtual event hosted by Vaid-Menon to address the impact Chapelle’s comedy was having on the transgender community.

Vaid-Menon is known for his famous circle of friends and for helping many celebrities come to terms with their gender.

They supported Demi Lovato and Sam Smith when the singers came out as non-binary and switched to non-binary pronouns.

However, over the next year, Lovato has reverted to her pronouns because she’s been feeling more feminine lately.

Vaid-Menon (pictured with British singer Sam Smith) is also known for his famous circle of friends and for helping many celebrities come to terms with their gender

Vaid-Menon (pictured with British singer Sam Smith) is also known for his famous circle of friends and for helping many celebrities come to terms with their gender

Mx Vaid-Menon’s career has been on fire in recent years.

Not only does the performance artist now have a million Instagram followers, but he’s also published several books and will soon appear in the star-studded sci-fi blockbuster Absolute Dominion.

Despite their growing popularity, Vaid-Menon has faced criticism from conservative media figures, including transgender YouTuber Blaire White, who singled out the star in a series of YouTube videos.

“I try to weave poetry and comedy, grief and joy, because it’s not binary, it’s honest,” Vaid-Menon explained when asked what the fans could expect from their comedy tour.

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