“It hit me like a ton of bricks,” said Haye Moon, thinking back to when it became crystal clear being binary was not in the cards.
Moon, then six or seven, was having a family lunch when father said Moon would grow up to be feminine, beautiful and a woman. “Yuck,” said the youngster.
“I could grow up to become what I want,” recalled the Stamford, Connecticut native, who grew up in New York.
“My family was understanding and supportive,” but when it came to finding resources to guide the way, the primary ones were the non-binary community and friends who were transactivists.
In 2007, at the age of 14, Moon’s mother moved them to South Florida to live with the teenager’s grandmother and put down roots. Moon did just that, continuing a journey through the transitioning process that included a new name, identity — and never looking back.
By 22, Moon had come out.
Moon identifies as agender, one of several terms — among them, gender neutral, genderqueer, gender-free, ungendered — that fall under the umbrella of non-binary.
While being a sign language interpreter may pay the rent, Moon, a resident of Lake Worth Beach, cultivates a passion for educating others about the non-binary lifestyle through classes and seminars at Compass in Lake Worth Beach, SunServe in Wilton Manors, and elsewhere.
“I value having a non-binary community locally I can be a part of.”
— James Watson
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