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MTV Movie & TV Awards goes gender neutral

MTV Movie & TV Awards goes gender neutral

MTV’s 26th Movie & TV Awards have removed gendered categories for their upcoming ceremony at the Shine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Formerly the MTV Movie Awards, the celebration of on-screen talent has expanded to cover the work of television and silver screen performers alike. This year, the categories will not be split into “Best Male” […]

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Julie Andrews’ new Netflix show stars non-binary character

Julie Andrews’ new Netflix show stars non-binary character

A new Netflix children’s program starring the legendary Julie Andrews features a young character who identifies as non-binary and gender neutral. Julie’s Greenroom aims to teach children about the performing arts with Andrews, Hollywood stars and a cast of The Jim Henson Company’s puppet kids. Riley, the auburn-haired gender neutral member of the puppet cast, is […]

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Equal Opportunity Commissioner supports gender neutral uniforms

Equal Opportunity Commissioner supports gender neutral uniforms

WA’s Acting Equal Opportunity Commissioner has shown his support for gender neutral school uniforms. Dr John Byrne said gender neutral dress options were a part of modern society. Gender neutral school uniform options not only allow male and female students to comfortably engage in the same physical activities, they often reflect acceptable dress codes in […]

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Mayor of London plans gender neutral public toilets to promote trans safety

Mayor of London plans gender neutral public toilets to promote trans safety

Recently elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he plans to make the English capital more safe for trans people by introducing gender neutral toilets around the city. Khan campaigned for the position with a raft of LGBTIQ positive policies including promoting HIV and mental health awareness, more job opportunities, more trans-inclusive decision […]

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Gender-neutral title ‘Mx’ added to Oxford Dictionary

Gender-neutral title ‘Mx’ added to Oxford Dictionary

In their most recent update, Oxford Dictionaries have added the gender neutral honourific ‘Mx’ to the decades-old glossary of English language. The title, pronounced ‘mix’, can be used in lieu of masculine or feminine titles before a person’s first or surname, just as ‘Ms’ or ‘Mr’. The title gathered momentum when European countries such as […]

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Westwood taps Gwendoline Christie for gender-neutral campaign

Westwood taps Gwendoline Christie for gender-neutral campaign

Gwendoline Christie will don a new style of armour as the face of a new gender-neutral fashion campaign soon to be launched by the one and only Vivienne Westwood. Known internationally for her portrayal of the stalwart warrior Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s ever-popular Game of Thrones, the 6’ 3” actor says this modelling role […]

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UK Add Gender Neutral Title to Official Documents

UK Add Gender Neutral Title to Official Documents

In the UK, a new gender neutral option has been added to the titles available on drivers’ licences and other official documents. As well as ‘Miss’, ‘Mrs’ and ‘Mr’, the title ‘Mx’ is now widely used by a number of British institutions including the Royal Mail, government departments and some universities. The title provides an […]

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Sweden Adds Gender-Neutral Pronoun to Dictionary

Sweden Adds Gender-Neutral Pronoun to Dictionary

Sweden’s official dictionary, to be released in April, will include a gender-neutral pronoun, editors at the Swedish Academy have announced. In addition to the male pronoun “han” (he) and the female pronoun “hon” (she), the new gender neutral pronoun “hen” will take the function of referring to singular people who prefer not to use the […]

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New App Helps You Find Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

New App Helps You Find Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

A new smartphone app launched in the US aims to help transgender, intersex, non-binary and gender non-conforming people find safe public bathrooms. The app, entitled ‘Refuge Restrooms’ allows users to search for safe restrooms on the map function, as well as provide locations, directions and comments. According to the Refuge Restrooms website, many of the […]

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Linguists Attempt to Make the German Language More Gender Neutral

Linguists Attempt to Make the German Language More Gender Neutral

For centuries the German language has allocated masculine (der), feminine (die) and neutral (das) gender articles to its nouns, but due to changing attitudes towards gender roles, they may be set to change. Mark Twain wrote despairingly of this in his essay ‘The Awful German Language’, in which he said “In German, a young lady […]

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