Gender-Neutral

No more middots: French PM clamps down on gender-neutral language

Édouard Philippe issues ban on inclusive writing in official texts after outcry by traditionalists over punctuated ‘aberration’<p>The French prime minister, Édouard Philippe, has clamped down on attempts to make the French language more female-friendly, issuing a ban on “inclusive writing” in official …

Gender

Grindr updates its app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users

Grindr is updating its popular queer dating app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users. In an announcement timed to mark the end of Transgender Awareness Week, Grindr said changes will include new profile fields for gender identity and the use of gender-neutral language throughout …

LGBTQ

Get close to transgender people to understand and help them

A survey report of Chinese transgender population is released on Nov. 20, 2017 in Beijing. [Provided to China.org.cn]<p>For a long time, Chinese people …

News (China)

A cafe in Swansea has gender neutral toilets and thinks others should do the same

A cafe in Swansea has gender neutral toilets and thinks others should follow suit.<p>The Crepe Vine cafe in the city centre made the move to help with …

LGBTQ

EU funds video game teaching kids to tackle homophobic bullying

The EU is funding the development of a video game to help tackle racist, homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has introduced new guidelines for how conductors will communicate with passengers on the subway. …

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System failure on the NYC subway

A front-page story from the NY Times' Brian Rosenthal, Emma Fitzsimmons and Michael LaForgia breaks down "How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New …

Gender-Neutral Living Rooms That Will Stand the Test of Time

Interior Design

New York City subway announcements to use gender-neutral nouns

New York City subway announcers will no longer address “ladies and gentlemen,” opting instead for gender-neutral nouns.<p>A bulletin sent out to …

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Gender-Neutral On The New York Subway, MTA Uses ‘Clearer’ Communication To Make Delays And Detours Nicer

The New York City subway system is infamous for its delays, mechanical problems, detours, and derailments, but for many subway passengers, the …

MTA

From “Non-Binary” to “Femme”: The Gender Buzzwords You Need to Know

Allowing people to express themselves however they feel comfortable is one of the best parts of today’s culture. Sharing support for our LGBTQ+ friends and family has never been easier, but with language changing all the time, it can be hard to stay on top of the most respectful words to use when …

LGBTQ

After gender neutral conversion, Sturgeon students ask for more gender specific bathrooms

Students at Sturgeon Composite say the bathroom situation at their high school needs to change, and better reflect the needs of the majority after …

Canadian News

Why the World is Giving Up on Genders

It’s been more than 30 years since Prince first sang, “I’m not a woman / I’m not a man / I am something that you’ll never understand.” Today, teens …

Gender

A La Carte (November 17)

I dug up just a handful of new Kindle deals for today. I expect we will see a lot more of them in the next week.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>Westminster …

Faith

Hong Kong urged to adopt gender-neutral public facilities as Legco considers legal recognition of transgender people

Sexual minorities in Hong Kong urged the government on Monday to set up gender-neutral public facilities to cut down on unwanted attention they claim …

LGBTQ

New Gender-Neutral Sex Toy Site Hopes To Change Conversations Around Sexual Pleasure

The products will be inclusive.<p>George Jeffrey is on a mission to tackle people’s perception of sex toys.<p>The London-based entrepreneur is launching a …

Gender

California history prof instructs students to use gender-neutral pronouns in essays

What happened?<p>Chiou-Ling Yeh, a San Diego State University associate professor of history, told her students to avoid using gender terms that are favorable to men and instead start using gender-neutral language, according to The College Fix.<p>So what exactly are students supposed to write …

Conservative View

Britain’s Fast-Fashion Retailers Head in Gender-Neutral Direction

They are trying to promote inclusivity and avoid reinforcing gender stereotypes.<p><b>BLURRING THE LINES:</b> British brands and retailers are showing support …

Fashion

All-Gender Restrooms Send a Powerful Message

Their presence signals fairness toward not only transgender individuals, but also women and racial minorities.You've probably seen one of the many …

Diversity

Gender-Neutral Dressing Isn't a Trend, It's the New Normal

Gender neutrality in fashion might not be mainstream quite yet, but the discussion hardly seems to raise eyebrows. If you just take a look at the …

Gender

WLU censures grad student for lesson that used TVO clip

Prof compared airing discussion of pronouns to Hitler speech<p>NewsNov 14, 2017 by Luisa D'Amato Waterloo Region Record<p>WATERLOO — A graduate student at …

Education

A Burning Bra and Other Fashion Emojis We Need Now, Aside From the Blue Ballet Flat

There are many modes of communicating very specific things via emojis these days. If something smells, tastes, or looks bad, text one of those cartoon piles of smiling poop. Going to puke? Send the vomit smiley face. Ghosts, aliens, hospital buildings, sad cats, naughty monkeys, the Queen’s foot …

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New York subway ditches ‘ladies and gentlemen’ announcements, now uses gender-neutral terms instead

When it comes to the New York City subways, there’s no such thing as ladies and gentlemen.<p>Conductors on subway trains have been told to stop …

News (China)

NYC Subway System Is Switching To Gender-Neutral Announcements

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking one big step towards inclusivity by announcing that they will be making major changes to their …

MTA

Zara alludes to going gender-neutral, with men and women modelling same clothes

Fashion retailer Zara has hinted that some of their garments might be gender-neutral.<p>While the popular high street brand haven’t made an official …

Gender

NYC Transport Replaces ‘Ladies And Gentlemen’ With Gender-Neutral Announcements

More of this, please.<p>New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is retiring its use of “ladies and gentlemen” in favor of some awesome gender-neutral terminology.<p>According to local news outlet PIX11, MTA subway conductors and bus drivers will address commuters as “passengers,” “riders” …

Women's News

New York City's Subway System Is Embracing Gender-Neutral Announcements

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York City’s subway and bus system, is nixing “ladies and gentlemen” from its regularly-scheduled …

MTA

NYC Subway To Replace ‘Ladies And Gentlemen’ With Gender-Neutral Greetings

Image by Oliver Cole via Unsplash (CC0)<p><b>Gender-specific terms</b> will be phased out of announcements made along New York City subway lines, says the …

MTA

Topshop Suffered Backlash After Announcing Gender-Neutral Changing Rooms

<b>Topshop’s decision to</b> make changing rooms gender neutral has sparked heated debate.<p><b>The clothing retailer</b> has announced all of its changing rooms have …

Gender

SNP slammed over plans for £11 million gender neutral jail for non-binary lags

RIVALS and campaigners ridiculed the the SNP’s idea of building a special £11million jail for lags who claim to be gender X.<p>The cost of constructing …

Gender