04/07/2014 12:03 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

An Interview With Australia's First Recognized Agender Individual

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Last Wednesday, Norrie May Welby made history—she became the first Australian to be formally recognized as being gender non-specific. Born a male, Norrie underwent sex reassignment surgery in 1989, only to resolve on identifying with neither sides of the field. She was granted gender neutrality from the Registry for Births Deaths and Marriages in 2010, but they rapidly revoked the ruling, and she’s battled with the courts since then.

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