Just amazing.

Less than a week ago, Oregon granted Jamie Shupe’s petition to legally become non-binary. In other terms, Jamie is neither male nor female; Jamie is genderless. And Jamie couldn’t be more thrilled.

In a piece for The Guardian, Jamie wrote,

“After a historic court ruling, I am free. I am the first non-binary person in the United States to be officially recognized. I refused to be classified. And now, I’ve been vindicated.”

And while Jamie identifies as transgender, Jamie has no desire to conform to either cisgender male or cisgender female standards.

“As a transgender person with male biology and distinctly feminine traits, I believe myself to be a unique variation of nature. I am not ashamed of who I am. I was not born into the wrong body. My genitals are not a birth defect. And I am not to be sterilized by psychiatry and a medical establishment that has run amok.”

Just beautiful!

We are so happy for Jamie and hope this will lead to many more decisions just like this.

Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.