Canada is about to allow gender neutral passports

Canada will very soon introduce gender-inclusive passports.

27 Aug, 2017

Th new passports will offer a third, unspecified option for those who do not fall into the female or male category.

Currently, the country only allows F or M options on passports, but a proposed bill may change this, creating inclusivity and relieving stress that both transgender and non-binary people face.

The new category will be available from 31 August.

People will then be able to add an “observation” to their passport which will say their sex should be “identified as ‘X’, indicating it is unspecified.”

“By introducing an ‘X’ gender designation in our government-issued documents, we are taking an important step towards advancing equality for all Canadians regardless of gender identity or expression,” said immigration, refugees and citizenship minister Ahmed Hussen.