'Some days I feel like a man, but then other days I feel like a woman'
While Van Ness said that he used to think of himself as a "gay man", his view on gender has changed in recent years.
"The older I get, the more I think that I'm non-binary – I'm gender non-conforming," the hairdresser stated.
"Like, some days I feel like a man, but then other days I feel like a woman."
Van Ness continued, explaining that he previously identified as a gay man because that was the label he thought he "had to be".
"I didn't think I was allowed to be non-conforming or gender-queer or non-binary," he said.
While the reality television personality describes himself as "non-binary" and "gender-queer", and does not identify as a "man", he prefers to use "he" and "him" pronouns.
During the interview, Van Ness also spoke in detail about his "feminine identity", explaining that he feels it makes him "the strongest".
Several Twitter users have praised Van Ness for opening up about his gender identity, and have congratulated the Queer Eye star for speaking about being non-binary.
"This honestly makes me so happy," one person wrote. "Seeing fellow non-binary folks being themselves and living life loudly is so empowering."
"Seeing yet another big name celebrity (this time Jonathan Van Ness) come out as non-binary brings literal tears to my eyes," another added.
The singer stated he's "not male or female", saying that he thinks he floats "somewhere in between".
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