Non-binary activist says ‘there are as many genders as PEOPLE’


A controversial non-binary activist claims that the world will soon rid itself of the gender binary and that every person will be able to choose their own gender.

Alok Vaid-Menon, who uses the pronouns they/them, appeared on the ABC this week to push his views on gender ideology and promote his current speaking tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Asked if they could see a “world without gender,” the 31-year-old said: “I see a world without binary gender.”

Alok Vaid-Menon, who uses the pronouns they/them, appeared on ABC this week to discuss gender, where they argued that the world will soon rid itself of the gender binary.  On the picture

Alok Vaid-Menon, who uses the pronouns they/them, appeared on ABC this week to discuss gender, where they argued that the world will soon rid itself of the gender binary. On the picture

Explaining their theory, they continued: “There are as many genders as there are people.

“A lot of people mistake what I’m trying to do as erasing their right to be a man or a woman, when in fact I’m defending it,” Alok continued.

“What I’m fighting for is for every person to be able to define their own gender.”

In recent weeks, Alok has been promoting across Australia, appearing on countless current affairs shows and in various publications.

Alok has been appearing all over Australia in recent weeks.  The star is pictured with non-binary stylist Denny Todorovic

Alok has been appearing all over Australia in recent weeks. The star is pictured with non-binary stylist Denny Todorovic

The queer transfeminist non-binary activist and performer recently slammed male comics, claiming many of them “mask their misogyny as comedy.”

Alok made the bold statement while promoting his own comedy tour on The Project earlier this week.

“I think it’s time to protect the jokes from men in pants,” they said.

“I just started watching some of this comedy stuff and I feel like they’re trying to disguise their misogyny as comedy,” Alok continued.

Alok (pictured) slammed male comics, claiming many of them “mask their misogyny as comedy” during an appearance on The Project earlier this week

“So I had to get in the ring and show people that it’s not funny to make fun of trans people for existing.

“What’s funny is how much time, energy and money you put into making up the gender binary.”

Alok also said that they want to show the world how funny transgender people really are.

“I also feel like right now people are just labeling trans people as hypersensitive, like we can’t take the joke, like we’re just humble social justice fighters,” they explained.

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“I think it’s time to protect the man-in-pants jokes,” the 31-year-old told The Project contestants

“In my experience, when you spend your whole life being the butt of a joke, you learn how to tell a good joke.

“I wanted to show people that we are capable of joy, that in fact, amidst all the discrimination and violence, there is so much fun.”

Mx. Vaid-Menon said their comedy variety show would feature the harrowing story of how they were victims of an anti-gay hate crime in Melbourne six years ago.

Alok boasts over a million followers on social media and travels the world doing comedy, poetry and speaking engagements

Alok boasts over a million followers on social media and travels the world doing comedy, poetry and speaking engagements

The star plans to address her attacker directly on stage as part of their ‘healing journey’.

They also want to present some more upbeat moments mixed with “sadness” during the performance.

“I try to weave poetry and comedy, sadness and joy, because it’s non-binary, it’s honest,” Alok explained when asked what fans can expect from their comedy tour.

“In my show, I wanted to be honest about what we live as people. We are much bigger and grander than any binary allows us to be.

Mx.  Vaid-Menon said their own comedy show would feature the harrowing story of how they were victims of an anti-gay hate crime in Melbourne six years ago

Mx. Vaid-Menon said their own comedy show would feature the harrowing story of how they were victims of an anti-gay hate crime in Melbourne six years ago

Alok told The Sydney Morning Herald this week that “a lot of famous comics [have been] peddling transphobia’.

Last year, Dave Chappelle sparked controversy after his latest Netflix special, The Closer, included jokes aimed at the transgender community.

Many students at his alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, did not take kindly to that line of humor, and told the comedian as much during a heated question-and-answer session at the school in November.

Chappelle said the backlash “honestly hurt” him, but did not apologize for his remarks against transgender people.

Dave Chappelle sparked controversy last year after his latest Netflix special, The Closer, included jokes aimed at the transgender community

Dave Chappelle sparked controversy last year after his latest Netflix special, The Closer, included jokes aimed at the transgender community

At the time, Netflix reportedly held a virtual event hosted by Alok to address the impact Chapelle’s comedy was having on the transgender community.

Alok is known for his famous circle of friends and for helping many celebrities come to terms with their gender.

They supported Demi Lovato and Sam Smith when the singers came out as non-binary and transitioned to non-binary pronouns.

However, in the year since, Demi has reverted to she/her pronouns after stating that she feels more feminine lately.

Alok is also known for his famous circle of friends and for helping many celebrities come to terms with their gender.  Pictured with Sam Smith

Alok is also known for his famous circle of friends and for helping many celebrities come to terms with their gender. Pictured with Sam Smith

Mx. Vaid-Menon’s career has been on fire in recent years.

Not only does the artist boast one million followers on Instagram, they’ve also published several books and will soon appear in the star-studded sci-fi blockbuster Absolute Dominion.

Despite their growing popularity, Alok has come under fire from conservative media figures, including transgender YouTuber Blair White, who singled out the star in a series of videos on her YouTube page.

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“I’m trying to weave poetry and comedy and sadness and joy because it’s non-binary, it’s honest,” Alok explained when asked what fans can expect from their comedy tour



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