chapter  1
Introduction
New post-binary sexualities and genders for a digital era
ByRob Cover
Pages 13

This chapter provides an introductory account of some of the very recent changes and developments in understanding gender and sexual identities and relationships. It points out that a range of dozens, possibly hundreds, of new gender and sexual identity categories, classifications and labels have started to challenge the dominant gender and sexual frameworks that limited gender to masculine/feminine and sexuality to hetero/homo or sometimes straight/LGBT. The chapter introduces some of the social and cultural factors that are a backdrop to this emergence.