A judge has now legally recognized the first genderless person. Patrick Abbatiello is now legally recognized as Patch and considered “agender.”
“I don’t consider myself non-binary because that’s an umbrella term for anything that isn’t binary, which is gender identity,” Patch says.
NBC News reports “agender” is defined as “the absence of gender.” Not to be confused with transgender or genderqueer, agender people typically describe feeling that they have no gender identity whatsoever.
“Even gender-neutral pronouns don’t feel as if they fit me. I feel no identity or closeness with any pronouns I’ve come across,” Patch explained. “What describes me is my name.”
Multnomah County (Oregon) Circuit Court Judge Amy Holmes Hehn granted Patch the change. She also granted Portland resident Jamie Shupe a legal change from female to non-binary in June 2016.