Meet Australia’s First Legally Non-Male, Non-Female, Fully Gender-Free Resident

Norrie, born in Scotland and who only goes by her first name, has neither a “M” or “F” on her public records. The certificate from New South Wales’ Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Australia reads “sex not specified.” Categorized as “male” at birth, she underwent hormone therapy and surgery in her twenties to become a woman, but has since stopped taking hormones, “preferring to live as neither male nor female.” Which leads to one practice matter: Which article of speech — “he” or “she” — to use to refer to Norrie. Neither, zie says. [SMH]