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Non-binary developer here!

Elena.NET
.NET developer | Microsoft MVP | speaker | worldbuilding, storytelling | gamedev, futurism | she/they | #AzureHeroes | she/they | ⚾
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Hi! My name is Elena, and I'm a .NET developer located in Spain. I'm a non-binary person, so you can use she or they pronouns to talk with me.

I'm proud of my identity as a non-binary person. Also, my appearance is very androgynous, which is why people have long wanted to place me in a binary world that doesn't really exist.

For a long time, it was a problem and a reason to feel ashamed, wrong with myself. But not anymore.

I am who I am, I am as I am, and there is nothing wrong with it.

This does not boil down to the phrase "love is love". Relationships between LGTBQIA+ people are not just love. The LGTBQIA+ movement is about people who have the right to be, exist, live, work and develop like everyone else.

I find support on people like me, who express themselves on social networks and in communities around me. And I look with hope to those people who are discovering their identity in this spectrum of identity and sexuality. Also in people who, although they do not belong to the movement, look, understand and support.

I am a non-binary programmer who finds another piece of happiness in movements like this, in dev.to, opening their space for all of us.

Thanks, community, and thanks for reading.

And yeah, this is politics. But life is, because it's all about people.

And never forget:

Trans rights are human rights. Black live matters. Trans black live matters

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Luis Panadero Guardeño

And hug from another queer Dev from Spain.

"I am a non-binary programmer who finds another piece of happiness in movements like this, in dev.to, opening their space for all of us."

Indeed. One of the reason that I just join dev.to, was seeing this post on the main page.

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Ben Sinclair

How it this the wrong place to talk about anything?
There's literally a pride flag in the corner of my screen put there by DEV... and it's sometimes the BLM one :)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

"Trans rights are human rights. Black Lives Matter. Trans Black Lives Matter."

Grateful for your story, Elena 💜

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The Spider

Amen! Its these words that bring unity. Thank you for bringing this up.

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Ami Scott (they/them)

It makes me so happy to see fellow nonbinary developers 😭😭 I'm sure there are a lot of us but it seems lonely sometimes

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