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'Birlfriend'? 'Bothfriend'? How Should Non-Binary People Refer To Lovers?

Language can be limiting.

What terms should a non-binary person use to refer to their lover or partner in a way that makes sense to the mainstream, non-queer world?

Language can be limiting, and the lack of adequate ways to describe queer relationships and dynamics serves to illustrate that. In this video a non-binary couple ― Fox and Owl ― discuss the lack of terms they have to refer to one another that effectively capture who they are within the context of their relationship.

Fox and Owl are also both bloggers for HuffPost. Check out the video to hair the pair talk about language and non-binary identity. 

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified this video as produced by OutSpeak. This has been corrected.

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