Jennifer Lopez proved how important identity expression really is in one short, sweet post dedicated to a family member.
She showed her love and support for her sister's kid's talent by sharing a heartwarming post on Instagram.
"This is Brendan my sister Leslie's second child!! They were the one person selected to represent their school at #globalyoungleadersconference in Washington DC!!! And I couldn't be more proud!!! Brendan is strong and smart and loving and a obviously a leader!! Titi Jenn loves you!! #superproudauntie #familia❤"
She showed her 68 million IG followers how crucial it is to recognize how people wish to be identified, especially when it doesn't fit the traditional male and female gender binary system.
As psychiatrist Dr. Meredith R. Chapman explained to Teen Vogue, "Non-binary gender is any gender that isn’t exclusively male or female. Non-binary people may feel some mix of both male and female, somewhere in between, or something completely different. Other terms that are similar to 'non-binary' are gender-queer, gender expansive, gender nonconforming, and gender awesome."
J.Lo did not refer to them as "she/her" or "he/him." Instead, she actively chose to use "they/them" pronouns — and it didn't limit the way she conveyed her love for them.
However, there were those who left wildly ignorant comments, refusing to accept that non-binary people do exist.
Yes, even Milo Yiannopoulos himself took the time to leave his two cents on the matter.
But the good outweighed the bad, as many applauded the Latina's choice of words.
She received dozens of comments that highlighted how powerful it was that she did this.