This might not be new news to some of you but I just came across some interesting info regarding Canadian passports.
Canadian passports now have a third, gender neutral option.
T+L writes that, “Gender “X” is part of the government’s LGBTQ initiatives.”
The Canadian government is taking more steps to provide equal rights for transgender and others with non-conforming gender identities. Along with “F” for female and “M” for male, a letter “X” can now be selected for Canadian passports.
T+L quote the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hussen who said, “All Canadians should feel safe to be themselves, live according to their gender identity and express their gender as they choose.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a champion for transgender and non-gender conforming people’s rights. He became the first prime minister to march in a pride parade in 2016. He also “appointed a special advisor for LGBTQ issues.”
I was surprised to learn that Canada isn’t the first to offer a third gender option for passports. The article mentions eight other countries that do so too.
Find out more from T+L here.