Janelle Monae, the US actress, singer, and rapper, has come out as non-binary.


Non-binary is a term used to describe someone whose gender identity cannot be described as exclusively woman or man.

The 36-year-old spoke on Thursday when she appeared on season five of ‘Red Table Talk‘ hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield Norris.

During the show, Monae said she does not consider herself “solely as a woman,” adding that “I feel all of my energy”.


The rapper argued that God is bigger than the traditional “he or she” classification of gender. Monae also said the fact that she is from God means “I am everything.”

The musician, however, said she would always stand by black women despite coming out as non-binary.

“I’m nonbinary, so I just don’t see myself as a woman, solely. I feel all of my energy. I feel like God is so much bigger than the ‘he’ or the ‘she,” she said.


“And if I am from God, I am everything. I am everything. But I will always, always stand with women. I will always stand with Black women. But I just see everything that I am. Beyond the binary.”

The actress initially identifies as bisexual but in 2018, she came out as pansexual, which refers to someone who is attracted – either emotionally, physically or both – to all genders.

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