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CHRISTIE ELAN-CANE

NON-GENDERED

Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the gendered societal structure

‘In support of ‘X’ passports in the United Kingdom’

Thank you for drawing my attention to the online petition, which I was happy to sign. I think X passports would be a good thing.” Lynne Featherstone MP, former UK Minister for Equalities

The Identity and Passport Service are due to conclude an internal policy review that began last January. Throughout this entire period, the IPS has not sought to communicate with stakeholders during a secretive review that has been held entirely behind closed doors.

It is hoped there will be a positive outcome for all UK passport holders for whom gendered classification in the form of ‘M/F’ is not appropriate and the IPS will recommend to ministers that the UK follows the lead of other countries that support the use of non gender-specific ‘X’ passports. But, as I say, this has been a secretive review and nothing can be treated as certain.

Therefore it is imperative that non-gendered – who cannot align with ‘M’ or ‘F’ – make our silent voices heard in our objection to having inappropriate gendered classification forced upon us.

I thank the Minister for most welcome support for this issue and indeed I’d like to thank everyone who has signed the petition so far. I am so appreciative to you all!!

But I want more signatures – and time is running out!

I ask again that readers of this site who have not already done so will take the trouble to sign the online petition – to be presented to the IPS towards the end of this month.

‘In support of ‘X’ passports in the United Kingdom’

And get your friends and associates to sign – in fact ANYONE who agrees with the principle that legitimate identity is a FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT should sign this petition now and without delay!!!

DO  NOT  LEAVE  THE  WORK  TO  OTHER  PEOPLE!!!!

Click here to sign petition

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/in-support-of-‘x’-passports-in-the-united-kingdom.html

Under recent government reshuffle the wonderful Lynne Featherstone was moved to pastures new. Helen Grant MP has taken over the equalities portfolio that includes responsibility for the delivery of government’s trans* equality action plan http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/equalities/lgbt-equality-publications/transgender-action-plan?view=Binary.

Any comments on ‘X’ passports – or the trans* equality action plan – therefore should be addressed to Helen Grant at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport www.culture.gov.uk.

The denial of existence is the worst act of discrimination by the gendered majority against the non-gendered

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