Queerbate: Are Levi’s milking non-binary people with their ‘gender neutral’ range?

Once again femme non-binary people are not included in a gender neutral clothing line…

The Queerness

Recently, Levi’s launched a range of ‘gender neutral’ clothing named after the gay activist and politician, Harvey Milk. Stephanie Farnsworth and Karen Pollock discuss whether this is a step forward for mainstream recognition or shameless bandwagon-jumping.

Is there anything to celebrate about the Levi’s range?

Karen: I think how far recognition of non-binary identities has come in a few short years has to be positive. I suppose, in personalising this, I remember what it was like growing up and not knowing that anything other than ‘Lesbian and Gay’ existed. Not belonging to either of those boxes as a teenager caused me a lot of distress. When I first heard the word ‘bisexual’, it was such a relief. So when a large, global company produces clothing which will be distributed in mainstream outlets, it may mean people for the first time realise they are not alone. That can be a life-changing…

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