Singer told viewers during a livestream, “I’m non-binary. Happy pride month!”
Singer Hikaru Utada announced on Instagram on Friday that they are nonbinary. Utada and Neon Genesis Evangelion director Hideaki Anno both appeared in a livestream on the social media platform. Before Anno appeared on the stream, Utada said, “I’m non-binary. Happy pride month!”
Utada previously shared their feelings about their gender on the platform on June 18. Utada wrote:
I’m sick of being asked if I’m “Miss or Missus” or choosing between “Miss/Mrs/Ms” for everyday things. It makes me uncomfortable to be identified so markedly by my marital status or sex, and I don’t relate to any of those prefixes. Every time, I feel like I’m forced to misrepresent myself. I long for an alternative option, one that anybody of any gender or social standing could use.
…After writing thus far I…