JR Baldwin recommends…
A White House petition (an important first step)
This is an important first step to mainstream recognition of non-binary gender identity, not necessarily about changing policy outright.
It’s about creating knowledge for the average person around this issue. If the petition reaches 100,000 signatures, the White House must respond. Even if their response is not constructive, it is still news and will be reported in the news.
This is a first step to creating a common language and awareness around non-binary identity, and the narratives that emerge from the news reporting around the issue will be powerful.
When the issue is better known by the average person (especially mainstream LGBTQ*), directly contacting lawmakers to change policy will be effective and more heavily addressed, leading to actual change.
Editor’s note: This petition is still running till April 20, and so far has obtained ninety percent of the signatures needed!